5 Foods I never thought my kids would love (that your kids just might like, too)

5 Surprising Foods My Kids Love

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Here we are at the end of a another week.  That means that it is time for this week’s Friday Five.

For today’s Friday Five I’m heading into the kitchen and sharing five foods that I never thought my kids would even eat, let alone love, that your kids just might like, too.

Now, typical preschooler “yellow food only” phase aside, my kids aren’t terribly picky eaters (though they do, of course, have their moments).

In fact, they impress me all the time by trying new foods and by eating things that I’m not so sure I would have tried when I was a kid living on a steady diet of spaghettios and garlic bread. (We won’t talk about what I lived on as a teenager.  Good grief.)

Here are five surprising foods my kids love that yours just might like, too:

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Unplugged Play: Paper Plate Farm

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This Unplugged Play idea comes to you entirely from the imagination of my five year old daughter Lucy.

She had been awfully quiet one recent afternoon, working steadily on something at our crafts table, engrossed for a long time with her project.  When I went to go peek at what she was up to, I discovered that my animal loving girl had been creating a farm made out of paper plates.

(Proving, once again, that you just never know what kind of crafty magic is hiding in ordinary household objects, waiting for the mind of a child to release it.)

She was inspired by a recent trip to my parents’ house, where we took a drive through Indiana farm country one afternoon and saw all kinds of animals.

Of course my animal loving girl, who tells me that she is either going to be a farmer or “the Pioneer Woman” when she grows up, wanted to bring a little bit of that home with her.

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Weekend Link Love (and Target Back-to-School Giveaway Winner)

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Back-to-School Essentials Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered the Target Back-to-School essentials giveaway.  The winner was …. Cecelia PCongratulations! 

Cecelia, be on the lookout for an email from me telling you how to receive your prize.

Okay, friends, I”m going to close the laptop and dip back into this lovely weekend.  I hope you and your kids have been enjoying yourselves and I”ll see you all back here on Monday to share our family”s latest Unplugged Play idea.  Best wishes!

 

Giveaway: Our Essential Picks for Back-to-School from Target

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This weekend I have a fun giveaway for you from Target:  our picks for back-to-school essentials!

Last week I reported on our family”s back-to-school shopping trip.  You might recall there was a noticeable difference between what mom considers an essential for back-to-school and what the kids believe is essential.  Perhaps it is that way in your home, too?

Target is partnering with me this weekend to give one lucky SimpleKids.net reader my must-have and the kids” must-have pick for back-t0-school (up to a $100 combined value).

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The Friday Five: 5 Ways to Connect with Me

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Another week has skipped its way across the calendar, which mean it is time for today’s Friday Five.

First, I want to say a special thank you to all of my readers, those of you who have been following this space for years and those of you just joining us.  Thank you!  It means so much to have you here.

This week I wanted to let all of you know about five places where you can connect with me.  Blogging is one of the things I love in life, but believe it or not social media is really growing on me, too.

Here are some ways we can connect:

1. The Dynamo Rhino

Did you know I had another blog?  Yes, my family and I started The Dynamo Rhino, named after one of my daughter Lucy’s favorite toys, earlier this year and it has become a fun place to chronicle our homeschooling adventures and a journal for my thoughts as a homeschooling mom.

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