Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fishin' for a Spring Break Snack

As the weather gets warmer and the greenery of the world emerges again, theres this little traditional joke that schools enjoy playing on parents.

Spring Break.

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.

Perfect solution?

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:

Peanut Butter

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...

...and served...


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*


  1. Love this! I'll have to do this with my son!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and making my SITS Day extra special!

    1. Isn't it great! The best part is that it was healthy and fun! My oldest keeps asking me to do it again. Thanks for stopping by!!!

  2. Such a cute idea! Love it! Stopping by from SITS. :)

  3. Hi Kendra! Why didn't I think of this when my kids were younger, lol! Thanks so much for helping me celebrate my SITS day...may you have a wonderful weekend!

    Michell @Prowess and Pearls

  4. LOL! I would have never thought of this! Matter of fact, I could never do this because my kids don't like! Stopping in from SITS!

    1. I'm actually surprised my kids do like it! They hate almost anything else remotely good for them. You could try it with something else instead? Like pretzel sticks or something. Thanks for stopping by!


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