The other day I was looking through some photo files on my computer for more pics to add to the Bak en Brou post from a few weeks ago.
As always, when photos start popping onto the screen, I found I had an audience of two reminiscing over my shoulder. The kids have very fond memories of all our Bak en Brou projects. It didn’t take them long to convince me that it’s time for another afternoon of food fun.
Healthier Food Fun For Kids
We decided to stick to some healthier food fun this time around and soon we had some explosions of color that would have appealed to anybody’s senses. (okay, wieners aren’t the most healthy option, but compared to candy and marshmallows… :P)
I got quite involved in all the fun. It completely slipped my mind that my sister in law and I had agreed to have a workout that afternoon.
When she walked in the door, she quickly decided that this looked like a lot more fun. She even went to fetch my niece to come and see what we were up to.
I think fun and food in the same sentence has the ability to bring out the kid in all of us. Soon we had a table full of interesting creations.
Sometimes exercise just has to wait.
I’ll say this, I’ve never used food art to bribe my kids to eat. Bribery is not something I believe in. I won’t bribe them to eat and I won’t bribe them for good behavior. Making use of bribery lays a foundation for lots of future manipulation.
There was a time when they were fussy just for the sake of being fussy and wouldn’t try anything new. We used a very different strategy to deal with that though, but that’s a conversation for another day.
Food art was more a way to teach them that food is not just a flavor on your tongue. It’s a complete sensory experience!