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7 May - Jello Playdough!

Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com. This week we have a yummy jello playdough recipe, a "cars art" activity, and two of my favorite recipes of the week. Plus a special article for you about how to say "Yes" more often, and why you would want to.

The family: Fred is a headstrong 3 year old toddler boy, and Sarah is my sweet 1 year old baby girl.

Fun Jello Playdough

Next time you do shopping, pick up a packet or two of jello and you can make this fun jello playdough in different colors and flavors.

It's also taste safe.

Playdough is great for sensory exploration, fine motor skills and hand strength.

Drawing with toy cars

Both my kids love to play with toy cars, and they love art.

This drawing with toy cars activity combines both cars and drawing.

It is a simple and easy activity to do with kids of all ages.

Pumpkin muffins with almond flour

I love baking with almond flour, because almonds are so healthy yet difficult to get into kids whole.

Next time you bake some pumpkin, make this pumpkin muffins recipe with the leftover pumpkin.

Even non-pumpkin eaters like my husband enjoyed these muffins. I made them yesterday for my family and they are almost gone now.

Slowcooker rotisserie chicken

This recipe for rotisserie slow cooker chicken is for you, mom!

It’s an easy way to get a wholesome dinner done within a few minutes. You just pop everything into the slowcooker and let it simmer for a while.

It’s my favorite way of making a whole chicken.

How to get your kids to listen - the 5:1 rule

I never realised that saying "No" too often can cause my kids not to listen to me.

This article about the 5:1 rule shares why you should say Yes more often, and how to do it without losing your mind.

From now on, I will say yes more than I say no and (hopefully!) get my kids to listen more (will keep you posted).

Do you have any great recipes or fun activities that you want to share? Let me know by replying to this email.

Talk to you next week.



P.S. If you try any of these activities or recipes, let me know! I'd love to hear how you found them.

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