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This spring my kindergartener has been playing tee ball. It is the CUTEST thing ever. Do I say this everytime he plays a new sport? Eeeek, I just love the tiny human sports. I said I would never be the mom who screams at her kid from the stands but y’all, I cannot help it. Much to The Water Man’s embarrassment, I holler through the whole game. I am officially that mom. At the first game, The Water Man did had to have a little talk with me. I didn’t even realize what I said but apparently as my son was running to first base, I yelled out “Run Baby Run”. Que the humiliation for both my boys, my son just laughs. My sweet mama’s boy still adores me and all my smothering, motherly whims.
I am just now learning when to pull back and let my growing guy find his own way. I have to constantly remind myself to let him do things on his own. So as I started to think up some new snack ideas for the kids to munch on while running back and forth to the ball field, I thought of something the kids could do themselves. I came up with an easy and yummy trail mix.
I found some of our favorite cereals on sale at Target. The large size Kellogg’s cereals, Apple Jacks 17 oz, Frosted Flakes 19 oz, Froot Loops 17 oz, Rice Krispies 18 oz and Frosted Mini Wheats 24 oz are all on sale in Target stores and online for just $2.99.
I let the little people pick their trail mix ingredients and they chose Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, almonds, marshmallows, and raisins.
You can use whatever ingredients your littles will eat or let them pick their own so they are more likely to eat it! Set out all the ingredients and snack size plastic bags. Then put those capable little helpers to work, stuffing their snack bags with goodies! This activity is not only helpful, keeps the kids busy for a while, but also can be done without your help so that’s a win-win.
My son was counting each piece as he added them to his bag. My 3-year-old was leaving a trail for our dogs on the floor. I was able to fold lots of laundry as they prepped this week’s snacks for me. Holla!
These snack size, kid approved trail mix bags are perfect to throw in my son’s ball bag, bring to his games to keep his little sister busy and add to lunch boxes throughout the week. It’s super easy to make a bunch at a time, especially with helpers and use them all week long! Make your own or find more Kellogg’s cereal inspiration here!
It might be breaking my heart to see my babies growing up, but I am trying to see the bright side of more independent kiddos. And I am going to try to keep my embarrassing mom antics to a minimum but I can’t make any promises.