Thank you to everyone who posted ideas last week. I know nearly all of the things you brought up were things that we are either struggling with at our house, or would love to implement. Over the next few weeks we will be choosing all of your ideas as future themes.
This week I decided to do the theme lunchtime. (P.S. I know we did the theme nutrition not too long ago, but this is more specific and we want ideas!) At our house, nearly every day, we have three choices: peanut butter and honey, peanut butter and jelly, or turkey and cheese. Pretty boring, pretty predictable. I would love ideas of simple, healthy foods that my kids will eat. Also, we're having problems with keeping our hands to ourselves during lunch; just this afternoon, an entire plate of baked beans "accidentally" went on the floor and splattered to my carpet (my newly washed, newly moved into the house carpet). The boys were roughhousing at the table - ugh. So if you have ideas for teaching manners at lunchtime, those would be appreciated too! Any creative, imaginative, practical ideas, or anything that works for you, is welcomed...the time is now yours!