One exciting part of going to school is recess, during which students take a break to bond with their classmates and enjoy food packed by their parents. Since the pandemic has turned homes into classrooms, it does not mean children can’t enjoy this part of the school day.
A leading LPG solutions provider shares smart tips for parents looking to add a little creativity to their children’s break time snacks.
Create fun snacks during craft-making day
Parents can bake butter cookies, cupcakes, or cakes while kids decorate them with designs like the planets of the solar system or their favorite literary characters. The key is to think out of the box and prepare ahead of time or during the weekend so everything is ready for a quick snack break. Doing this can help make children’s homeschooling experience more fun and give them something enjoyable to look forward to every week.
Have a weekly themed recess
Turn recess into an opportunity to learn something new. It can be a fun science experiment like turning milk into ice cream or a short “tour around the world,” discovering different cultures through food. Serve them various cuisines as their snacks with a new country as the theme every day or every week.
Make bento boxes
To encourage and excite the kids to eat well-balanced meals, one creative way is making bento boxes. Utilize colorful ingredients or shape them into cute animals to make the bento box visually appetizing. Other great ideas for bento lunch sets are sushi sandwiches with sliced fruits or nori-wrapped rice sandwiches that can be made from leftovers.
Incorporate food that boost memory and concentration
Help kids get through their homeschool hours by preparing “brain food” to boost memory and concentration, like fruit bowls or smoothies with blueberries, strawberries, kiwis, and oranges. Studies show that these fruits contain vitamin C and antioxidants, which help prevent mental decline and improve communication in the brain cells, respectively. Include fatty fish like salmon, sardines, tuna, mackerel, which are rich in omega 3s for better cognition and thinking abilities.
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