Igniting Young Minds2020-12-14T11:22:03-07:00

Kid Approved Dinners: Easy Quiche Lorraine

What to Eat|

I can't think of a more satisfying meal than quiche - and easy Quiche Lorraine to be specific. Serve this up for breakfast, lunch or dinner and kids love it too (bacon cheese and eggs, what's not to love???) I usually double the recipe and freeze the second pie. If you'd like to skip the pastry, Marie Callender's does a great frozen pie shell. And if you're looking to skip the crust completely - [...]

Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

What to Eat|

Breakfast is super important as you may have heard from your own mother years ago when you "weren't hungry" all of those mornings... It happens to all of us, we skip breakfast for days or weeks at a time not realizing just how important it is for your brain to function and getting that boost of energy. So as important as it is for you - it's twice as important for your child to have [...]

Oobleck

Mini Scientists|

My son loves to mix ingredients and get down and dirty!  He has had a lot of experience making dough by mixing in various liquids and powdery substances together.  However, he was in for a surprise when he mixed some cornstarch and water to make some Oobleck! 2 parts of corn starch and 1 part of water Oobleck is a non-newtonian fluid.  It basically acts like a liquid when being poured but acts [...]

Gluten Free Granola Bars

What to Eat|

These gluten free granola bars are no-bake and really pack a punch. They're an easy breakfast or snack, loaded with protein and a great snack for the entire family. This recipe can be adapted easily for those who follow a vegan diet. Additionally, you can be tailor your granola bars to what you prefer with the addition of dried fruit or chocolate chips for those with a sweet tooth. The gluten free granola bars can [...]

Empathy

Inspiration, Your Daily Zen|

Sometimes, we are very quick to reprimand or give consequences to our children before taking the time to see the situation or feelings from their eyes. Try to connect with them first and it may give you a better understanding of their behavior, giving you more patience and empathy towards your child. If you try this, please share with us your thoughts and what happened! We would love to hear!

DIY Tin Can Pencil Holder

DIY, What to Make|

As your kids gets a little older, you'll find that you've amassed a wide selection of arts and crafts supplies. You'll also find that locating places to store these items grows more difficult. This project will at least take care of where to store all of those pencils, pens, and markers. With a little bit of your help, your child can make a DIY tin can pencil holder pretty easily. What You Need Tin can [...]

Easter Egg Nest Cookies

What to Eat|

Create these adorable Easter Egg Nest from PureSugar!   Easter Nests 7 oz. marshmallow fluff 1/4 c. creamy peanut butter 2 Tbsp. butter, melted 5 oz. chow mein noodles 1 cup chopped M&Ms Peanut M&Ms, Cadbury mini-eggs, or jellybeans Powdered sugar (optional) Combine marshmallow fluff, peanut butter and melted butter. Mix well. Add noodles, chopped M&Ms. With a tablespoon scoop up onto greased cookie sheet and shape to form nests. Let stand until firm. Dust bottom [...]

Children’s Books for Fall

Books|

What’s the weather like where you live?  Where we live, it’s been HOT HOT HOT!  Our boys started school around mid-August this year, in the heat of the summer!  During one week, the children had inside recess for lunch every day because it was so hot! Then one morning, the kids woke up and were very thrown off.  They were so excited that it was a gray and cool morning, with low clouds and cold, [...]

3 School Approved Sandwiches Your Kids Won’t Trade

What to Eat|

School lunches are a hard for a slew of reasons, potential allergies aside, trying to transport healthy options isn't the easiest task. Bruised fruit, squished sandwiches, lost lunch containers... We looked high and low for some great sandwich options, so we'll take a little of the guess work out of your lunch prep and give you a few new school approved sandwiches to throw into the rotation. Smoked Turkey Sandwich With Paprika Mayonnaise Ingredients 2 tablespoons mayonnaise [...]

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