Playful Mornings: Start the Day With Play & This Fun Breakfast Game by Teacher Karen

Parenting Playtime
6 years ago

Playful Mornings: Start the Day With Play & This Fun Breakfast Game

Are you a morning person or a night owl? Maybe a better question: How about your kids? Are they in sync with you? If not, getting everyone up and out the door can put a negative spin on everyone’s day. Time-management types that deal with organizational issues often suggest ideas like: 

  • Setting out the kids’ clothes the night before.
  • Gathering homework, signing forms and returning everything into backpacks.
  • Making lunch the night before.
  • Adding extra time into your morning routine.

Those suggestions are helpful, but the crux of the problem, for most families with young children, is the child’s budding independence wanting to have a say in what they do and when they do it – getting dressed, eating or peeing! Retool your morning with a play-full attitude! For example, make breakfast a game – one where your kiddo will be able to make decisions, decisions on the how and where. 

You'll need:

  • jumbo foam die
  • raisins and/or nuts
  • banana
  • peanut butter
  • knife 
  • plate 

Here's how to play:

  1. Slice banana in half and set on plate. 
  2. Let your child spread peanut butter onto the banana. 
  3. Have your kiddo roll die for the number of raisins (or nuts) to put on the banana half. 
  4. The number of times to roll the die equals the child’s age. 
  5. Repeat!

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Jumbo Foam Die $5 & Up
Peanut Butter $3 & Up
Raisins $3 & Up
Nuts $4 & Up

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Mike Prochaska
Another awesome tip! #playmatters #30seconds #bemoreawesome
Elisa Schmitz
How fun is this? Great idea, Teacher Karen !
Mike Prochaska
Hey Karen you want to come over on Monday and get my kids on the bus after being home for two weeks on Christmas break. It going to be rough for ALL of us
Teacher Karen
Awww...that'd be fun--I do like setting up play spaces and seeing kiddos go at it but I'll still be on my grandnanny shift...luckily your kidlets know you've got a hip-happening place going on 😊
Mike Prochaska
Your grand baby is lucky to get to spend so much time with you

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