Wednesday, May 29, 2013

If you want your kids to eat dinner...

 have them help make it!
I needed to make a tinfoil dinner for a young women's activity I was going to, so obviously that's what everybody in our house was going to eat that night. The only problem--none of the kids like potatoes or cooked carrots so I could imagine how big this dinner was going to go over. I came up with the solution of involving them in the preparation and letting them assemble and fold their own meals. They thought it was great fun.
 Even writing their name on their meal involved some fancy artwork.
Look how thrilled they are!
I still wasn't convinced they were going to actually eat the food, but Keith said that night they were all exclaiming how good it was, and they have since asked me when we are having tinfoil dinners again. I call that a success!

4 comments:

cassidy said...

That's awesome! I love that your kids really do eat better when they help prepare it. But it makes me kind of jealous. Truman helps me but still complains and won't eat.

Jolynn said...

How fun! I love tin foil dinners, and we never have them. I need to remember to have them once in awhile. I can't believe your kids ate potatoes!!! They are so cute making their own dinners.

holli jo said...

Yummy! I'm jealous too. Rhys usually has no interest in helping me make dinner. But he is slowly getting better at trying new things!

lexi said...

I am totes shocked your kids ate potatoes! What the heck. Funny that they eat dinner when they make it.