How to Reconnect with your child after school and create Smile Worthy Moments

 

 

I love reconnecting with my children after school. They have had such a day full of new things, friends, activities, and maybe even some hard things.

Reality is… I have six kids clamoring for attention and giving me paperwork all at once as soon as we walk in the door! It can be pure chaos!


After a few attempts, we finally found our groove. And the kids know that I will give them the attention they need after we all unload, settle in and have our afterschool snack.

One of our favorite after school snacks is Goldfish crackers. They love them because they are colorful, packed with cheddar flavor and just fun! I love them because the colors are sourced from plants and they inspire my children to have fun with their food.

I have some really creative kids and we love to play with our food! I give them each a piece of paper to be their placemat and art canvas during snack time.

Sometimes we make fun pictures using the Goldfish crackers.

 

And sometimes, we get really creative and draw scene for the Goldfish to play in!

Jimmy, 2nd grade, wanted to draw his classroom and school and make a School of Goldfish! I was so impressed by his creativity!

What you can’t see in the picture above is the special conversation he and I had while he created this Goldfish Moment.

He told me about his classroom and classmates.

He shared with me how someone was being mean to another student and he told them to stop.

He talked about the fractions his teacher had put on the board and was teaching them about.

He gave me a rundown on how everything is set up in his classroom and he likes the way his teacher helps him when he gets stuck.

 

My momma heart was so happy and proud!

A little activity like creating this Goldfish Tale can make the most special moments! If you are looking for ways to connect with your children after school or any time. Create a GoldfishTale together! It can be a picture, a scene, or even a stop motion video! For inspiration visit the Goldfish Tales page! It has some really cool ideas from other Goldfish Fans!

I raise my bag of Goldfish crackers to you, my fellow mommas! You are amazing! You have the time to connect with your kids. You are doing a fabulous job!

Happy Goldfish Moments,

Keikilani

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12 thoughts on “How to Reconnect with your child after school and create Smile Worthy Moments

  • March 5, 2018 at 5:23 pm
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    I like this idea to relax and be creative after school. We have our after school decompressing routines as well and they definitely involve a snack!

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  • March 5, 2018 at 6:47 pm
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    So cute. Love the ‘school of fish’ in the desks. I like finding down-time with the kids to relax and chat too. Drawing is a great way to just let conversations flow.

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  • March 5, 2018 at 7:56 pm
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    Ha ha! That school of fish is absolutely adorable! My kids loved Goldfish when they were little, and I’m glad to see the next generation enjoying them just as much!

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  • March 5, 2018 at 9:28 pm
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    These are such neat ideas. Who knew snacks could be so fun. I love goldfish as snacks too for the same reasons. I don’t buy much processed food but goldfish are an exception because they don’t use artificial colors. And they’re easy

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  • March 5, 2018 at 10:57 pm
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    Gold fish are a favorite snack here! They are a great anytime snack!

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  • March 6, 2018 at 12:32 am
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    I love this idea! Kids need to relax after a long day at school and this is the perfect way to do it!

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  • March 6, 2018 at 1:06 am
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    Who doesn’t love Goldfish crackers? So much fun! I love that you take the time to speak with your kids after school.

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  • March 6, 2018 at 1:54 am
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    What a fun and delicious way to unwind. I like the idea of destressing after school. Kids have a lot going on and getting to relax and enjoy a snack is good.

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  • March 6, 2018 at 2:04 am
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    You’re a good mom. You encourage your kid’s creative by not squashing that innate desire to play with your food – and when they look like fish, who can resist?

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  • March 6, 2018 at 4:10 am
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    Goldfish are so much fun and so yummy. I was few years ago at their manufacturing facility and learn a lot about them. My grandson still enjoys them too.

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  • March 6, 2018 at 12:48 pm
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    These are wonderful thoughts on connecting with your children. Yes, sometimes a snack that’s good and fun like Goldfish can be a bridge to a good conversation!

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  • March 6, 2018 at 4:28 pm
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    Aw this is cute! Very good idea, I’ll have to try this with my daughter; she loves goldfish and coloring! So it would be a great way to bond with her and spend time together. Sometimes as parents, we get caught up in life and just need to relax with our kids!

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