Wednesday, January 30, 2008
WFMW (creativity for children’s mealtime)

Happy Wednesday to you! It's time once again to post another WFMW tip!

Getting Snuggle Bug to eat is sometimes be a challenge (he's a picky eater) so I'm always looking for creative ideas at mealtime.

I read this in a magazine a while back and thought I'd give it a try.


I use an apple cutter to make flower shapes out of Snuggle Bug's sandwiches. It makes his mealtime more fun and the sandwich is cut into perfect bite-sized portions, easy for little hands to handle!

Do you have any creative tricks that you use to entice your little ones at mealtime? I'd love to hear your ideas!

Flower-shaped sandwiches work for me. To find out what works for others, be sure to check out the other links at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday!

My past WFMW entries are found here.

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16 Comments:
At 9:21 PM, Blogger Daiquiri said...

Oooo - great idea! I'm pullin' out the apple slicer for tomorrow's lunch :) Thanks for the idea.

 
At 9:28 PM, Anonymous Heidi said...

This is a GREAT TIP! I recently gave my son a night to make dinner and he is struggling with ideas. Already he is tired of sandwiches and this will spice it up a bit. Plus it will give him another opportunity to use the apple slicer that my mom gave him.

 
At 10:07 PM, Blogger jennwa said...

I love that. It does make easy little pick up sandwiches.

 
At 11:05 PM, OpenID infinitygoods said...

That's a nice idea. I used to use cookie cutters when our son was younger.

 
At 11:33 PM, Blogger beth said...

I use a heart cookie cutter for my daughter's lunch. I would send one for her lunch when she went to mother's day out. She was always so happy to tell me she found the heart that I put her in lunchbox! However, the apple cutter is a great idea. It makes it easier to manage.

 
At 4:57 AM, Blogger Hadias said...

That is so cute and shows them how much you care about them. Great tip.

Check out my WFMW at:

http://proverbswife.blogspot.com/2008/01/pre-made-mixes.html

 
At 6:41 AM, Blogger ~Rhen said...

That is such a cute idea!

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Be Inspired Always said...

What a creative way to present the food to your child. I like building snowmen with my kids, or making pancakes that look like Santa.

They loved it. Especially the whipping cream.



Jillian

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger Heidi @ GGIP said...

My son really isn't very picky at all. Which is a good thing, because he just doesn't like a sandwich no matter what shape it is in.

However, I THINK that the sandwiches are really cute and I WOULD have lots of fun eating it!

 
At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Nichole said...

That's adorable! We use cookie cutters to make sandwiches palatable to my picky girl.

 
At 6:48 PM, Anonymous crayzblonde said...

I love your blog! I'll definitely come back to take a look. I used cookie cutters for my sandwiches when I was little.

 
At 12:03 AM, Anonymous Thanksgivingmom said...

I cut my nephews hot dogs so that it makes an octopus like guy...hard to explain and envision so here's the link:

http://www.octodog.net/

There's actually a product that'll do it I guess, but it works just fine with a regular kitchen knife too :)

 
At 2:50 AM, OpenID wheelsonthebus said...

I cut it and place it on the plate exactly how I am instructed to!

 
At 9:55 PM, Blogger Kiy said...

Oh, I love this idea! I have used cookie cutters before but never the apple slicer. *Great* tip!

Kiy

 
At 11:57 AM, Blogger Jenny said...

I remembered this today when I was cutting up my boys' sandwiches. What a great tip!! My apple slicer is really going to get a work out now!!

 
At 9:59 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

What a great idea!! I'm going to try this at lunch today!

 

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