"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun... and snap, the job's a game!"
For my next trick, I will convince my kids into cleaning out the pantry! I am only half joking. In my newest attempt make going GF fun, we made a game out of purging the pantry! I came up with an idea to get cheap sticker dots and let her do a scavenger hunt through the nutritional facts. Since she is still learning to read, finding some of the "sneaky" gluten sources was up to me. However, she can identify "WHEAT" and "GLUTEN FREE".
Before I called M in to help, I set up the "game" by pulling everything out of the pantry and doing my research. I referenced a list of hidden gluten sources I found online. I kept the page pulled up on my iPad and wrote a few down on a piece of paper to keep M focused on the game and not on the possibility of playing games on the tablet. I showed her the new pack of stickers and explained what we were doing.
M was immediately into the game. I was pleasantly surprised that she chose to come and help me instead of watching Curious George with Peanut.
M was so proud of herself when she could spot a word on her own.
Peanut even came in to "help" read labels.
Once she had placed a sticker on the gluten-free pantry offender, she placed it in a box to give away.
And here is the pile of "offenders"...
What a great way to spend time with the kids and get a chore knocked off the gluten-free to-do list!