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Back to school will be here before we know it but right now we are trying to make the most of our summer time and making all the smile worthy moments that we can.
This school year my kids kids will be in 10th grade, 1st grade and Pre-K and until we have to get back into our school year routine we are enjoying all the lake, river and pool time we can. We’ve had lots of play dates, runs through the sprinkler, played on the slip n slide and of course tons of BBQ’d food.
One of my favorite summer time activities is watching the kids play in the sprinkler while I lay on a blanket reading a good book. There is just nothing better than listening to your kids giggle as they get hit with the cold water on their run through!
And one of the kid’s favorite things to do is any outdoor activity that involves snacking on Pepperidge Farm Goldfish® crackers. Any of our activities we do have to involve snacks because these kids think they are hungry 24 hours a day. So Goldfish® are our go-to snack because they love them and I feel good about the kids eating them.
Some things I love about Goldfish® crackers:
- Always Baked with Real Cheese
- No Artificial Flavors or Preservatives
- Colors Sourced from Plants, such as annatto extracted from the reddish seeds of the Achiote Tree
- Baked with Whole Grain Cheddar variety has 12 g of WG per serving
- A snack you can feel good about serving your kids
Once we are back in school I see our afternoons going much the same way full of homework, after school play dates and Goldfish® snacks.
Want to leave a fun little note with your kiddos after school snack? Print these out or feel free to make your own. I know Tyler loves to find these notes, especially as he started learning to read it was so fun to watch him sound them out!
Last year for my birthday, my father in law bought me a gummy worm machine.
I don’t actually eat gummy candy because it has always bothered my teeth, but my family, however, love gummy worms, bears and fish. Especially my husband. So as soon as I got the machine we made our own gummy worms.
It came with the trays for worms, bears and fish and one giant bear!
We didn’t waste any time and got to making our gummy candy! The kids thought it was so fun and were excited to make their own candy.
You just use a box of jello and a box of Gelatine and pour into the little pot. Then occasionally give a stir until the mixture is nice and smooth.
One it is a liquid you can pour into each of the molds.
Then you let them sit so they can firm up. And you’ve just made your very own gummy worms, bears and fish.
Now if you don’t have one of these handy little machines (you can get mine HERE) you can use a sauce pan to cook up your mixture and some fun little molds that you find on amazon, or in the Target dollar spot!
Have you ever made your own gummy worms? How did they turn out?