We are halfway through our first school week and we’re still adjusting to a new routine. Mason started a brand new school this year and it wasn’t something we had planned or asked for but it happened so we are adjusting. Not only is he going to brand new school (and I do mean brand new, this is it’s first year open) but it’s also starting at a new time too. It’s later which makes it a little easier in the morning and a little harder in the afternoon. We’re adjusting. That’s for sure.
Then of course the girls have to get used to big brother not being home. I’ve been trying to help this piece of it by keeping the girls as busy as possible. Ky has had a friend over almost the entire week and Emi is happy to toddle after them. We’re on Day 4 of back to school and Day 3 of Ky’s friend being over AND we leave for the beach in a couple of days. Simplicity and convenience have been of utmost important this week. When I was thinking of an activity I could do with the girls that 1) didn’t involve me chasing them around a park 2) was at least a little educational and 3) involved things I already had in my home I was pretty pumped when I figured out an edible necklace was the way to go. A yummy hand eye coordination activity for kids always wins in my book. All you need is ribbon or string and Cheerios.
Oh! You’ll also need a scissor so you can cut the necklace. Don’t forget to measure first. We got super technical with this part.
Or not at all technical. Then you put your kiddos to work. I love that this helps them with hand-eye coordination. I could see Kyla concentrating and working hard to complete her necklace.
Kyla worked quietly only pausing to take a snack break. She’s as sweet as the real honey in Honey Nut Cheerios.
Sometimes that snack break meant a sacrificed necklace. Good thing it’s gluten-free! Speaking of which, there are a ton of awesome gluten-free recipes here.
But she eventually figured it out and made a complete necklace AND a bracelet.
She had no problem posing like a little model for me and then she got all Kyla on me and I loved it.
This girl! I love her. When Mason got home he saw the necklace that I made–YES, I made one! And he wanted to make one too so we started right away.
He had such a fun time making his necklace. My favorite part was I got to give him a fun, calming after school activity and I also got to give him a snack. That’s a mom win!