The holiday season is magical! It is not all about presents and treats – it is all about spending time together as a family. Never take hugs and kisses for granted and this is the best time to share both. However, don’t stop there! Here are some other ways to make this holiday extra special!
In the Kitchen
Goldfish are my kids’ favorite snack! Whether they are in my kid’s lunch boxes or an after-school snack, we keep them stocked in the pantry. While regular goldfish are delicious, we love that the goldfish colors make snack time (or lunchtime) way more fun.
However, Goldfish crackers are also great for cooking with kids! Regardless if you are making a one-of-a-kind Mason Smores jar or chocolate Cheesecake Tarts, goldfish is always ready to put a fun spin on cooking. Jumpstart your edible creativity by going to the Goldfish Pinterest page.
Not only do Goldfish taste great, I love that they don’t use dye in their products. Pepperidge Farm makes their goldfish with whole grains and 100% cheddar cheese, and use plants as their sources of colors. They also don’t use any preservatives or artificial flavorings. Each serving of Goldfish contains 12 grams of whole grains.
Did your kids open all the gifts they got for their birthdays? Go on the treasure for unused and gently used toys! I bet you will find some places that will be happy to accept your donations.
Can you give back time back to your community as a family? Take part in a community project or help someone in your neighborhood. It is an excellent way to spend time together and teach your kids about giving back.
Don’t Stop Learning
You might be visiting friends and relatives this holiday season, spending lots of time driving or standing in lines. Use this time as the perfect learning experience for your kids. Here are a few:
Count your Fish
The easiest one is laying the fish out and counting them with your child. The fun part is picking them up and eating them as you count.
Name the Colors
Another simple activity to do while you are snacking is to quiz your toddler on the colors. Ask your child what color each fish they pick up is. Once they master that skill, you can put some in a bowl or on a plate and ask them to find a specific color out of the bowl.
Click here to download a printable PDF of this game
This one is fun too. Since Goldfish’s colors are made from other foods, you can use our flashcards to have your child match each fish with the foods that helped create its colors.