Now, I remember as a kid this week off from our childhood induced prison being much more fun. Running, playing, screaming, and the lobster skin I'd wear to my first day back to school
But now the roles have switched and instead of a carefree child who gets to enjoy this week, I'm now the older, sophisticated mother who is about to commit a serious crime if my children don't stop running in the house.
Enter a bout of Pint-spiration. (As if there is any other kind).
I trolled through all the ideas for childhood entertainment I have pinned on The Kiddie Corner looking for something that would keep these overly active boys entertained, quiet, and (most importantly) sitting down. (Mainly because I'm unable to kick their butts outside unsupervised just yet.)
But I also had to make sure it was something I had the makings for on hand and that wasn't very time consuming on my end. Because, much as I hate to admit it, I didn't plan ahead for this dastardly week of having both my children home and my chore list was a mile long.
An interactive, fishy snack!
What else but something involving food? After all, the best way to a man/boys heart (and his best behavior receptor) is through his tummy!
Everything that I needed was already sitting in my cubboard asking to be used in a creative manner:
End of list!
(As you can see by the photo I used whales instead of goldfish because that is what I had on hand and personally, I prefer them to goldfish).
I gathered all the ingredients off my shelf...
...placed them on the plate...
When it comes to little boys what is better than an game that you can eat?
Probably nothing (unless it involves a body function).
And the best part? I was able to read 3 whole chapters in my book before this "game" became boring. :0D
If you haven't seen this activity before you can find it on my Pinterest board The Kiddie Corner or you can check it out on the original blog post Creatively Blooming: Fishin' Tales.
*The pictures in this post were edited and made fabulous by me using the Instagram app on my phone*