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It’s July and we are halfway through summer break, halfway! The last month and a half have been filled with play play and more play for my kids. Each morning they wake up and peek out the window to see if their friends are outside yet. As soon as breakfast is over they are out the door and I’m not far behind. My kids spend their days exploring, “cooking” in their playhouse kitchen, and rescuing bugs from the sidewalk just to name a few activities. As much as they work up an appetite each morning, it’s still a chore to get them to settle down for a meal. I came up with a fun matching game inspired by Back to Nature Mac & Cheese that lets them continue to use their creative noodles while I make lunch. Take a look at this fun game and print off your own copy for lunch this summer.
I love watching my children explore and play with their friends. They prefer to be outside and don’t need much to come up with an intricate game or imaginary world to explore. I wanted to keep their creative juices flowing with a fun matching game that would pair up with one of their favorite foods, Back to Nature Mac & Cheese. We picked up a few boxes of their favorite varieties at Target this week; Back to Nature Made with Organic Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, Made with Organic Silly Sea Life Macaroni & Cheese, and Made with Organic Crazy Bugs Macaroni & Cheese Dinner. These creamy delicious dinners have no artificial flavors, preservatives or synthetic colors and they encourage creativity too.
Inspired by the fun shapes in the Back to Nature Made with Organic Crazy Bugs Macaroni & Cheese and the Back to Nature Made with Organic Silly Sea Life Macaroni & Cheese, I created a matching game using the fun shapes found in these dinners.
You can print off your own matching game here. There are 2 games per page, just print and cut enough so each child has one half sheet.
Open the box of Back to Nature Mac & Cheese that pairs with the matching game you are using, my kids were excited to start with Silly Sea Life. I poured out the uncooked pasta onto a dish and let them match up the shapes to the printed pictures.
I loved watching my 5 year old see how many times she could fill her sheet before lunch was ready. My 2 year old was working so hard to keep up, they even worked together which is a rare occurrence especially when they are hungry and tired.
When lunch was served they didn’t want to stop, so we played a few rounds together while we ate.
With a successful lunch in the books my girl’s headed right back outside to play. They did request the Crazy Bugs matching game for the next day’s lunch on their way out. Success! I made lunch for a couple of active kids without a fight.
Summer is a great time to enjoy a simple delicious lunch. June was Get Outdoors Month and Mac & Cheese Day was July 14th so gather around the dinner table with this matching game and use your noodle to celebrate with Back to Nature Mac & Cheese.
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