Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween ~Y'all

Keep your goblins safe tonight. 

Stockpile the sweets...Tonight is an excellent way to explain and teach prepping to youngsters.  I don't know about your kids but mine are quite skilled in the Trick or Treating game...  In under 2 hours they can easily gather a haul that will last them until... you guessed it EASTER... the next big candy holiday!  Here's what you do: sort by type Once everything is sorted, explain how many pieces your family thinks is healthy per day... figure out how many day's worth of candy they ended up with.. then every day let your kids pick items to eat, or at night have them pick what will go in their lunches for school the next day..  

Our 7 yr old has a MAD sweet tooth we are taming.  Our under 4's have never had refined sugar  I don't know how much longer we can hold out but so far so good...

Ages 3-6: Well with the lil ones I'm not too fond of sugar, so I'm just saying If you lil ghosts gather the sweets, you get to do the sorting **YUM**
Ages 6-8   Assist them in sorting
Ages 8 +   Tell them how, watch the process

These are the categories we use:
hard candy
sweet tarts & smarties

Carving Pumpkins?  This site might help some:  Pumpkin Carving 101 

Not sure which is scarier the pumpkin or the kid:


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