It’s no secret that I love to bake. Even a lazy glance of my food related posts would satisfy any sweet tooth. Baking is fine. It’s the eating of the baked goods that can be a bit much.

 
With the New Year comes my resolution to keep the baked goods to more healthy proportions. Unfortunately, that has also meant less kids-in-the-kitchen moments for us.

 
This St Patricks Day inspired kid snack was happily embraced by N and M, who have indeed missed making things in the kitchen.

 

 
The highlight of this St Patricks Day kids snack for them was mixing up their batch of green milk. Just a drop of green food colouring and some milk, and mix! We could have used a spoon and a cup, but that would have been too easy (and logical!). Instead, we decided to use our kiddy milkshake maker. Hey, they’re only kids once and it’s all in the name of fun. They loved spinning the handle and kept checking to see if their milk was green yet. Using their ever so energetic bodies, their St Patricks Day green milk did not take long to make.

 
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Next, add some rainbow fruit bites to the St Patricks Day kid snack. They chose one fruit bite of each colour. While they were busy finding their assorted colours, I snuck away a few of those delicious morsels.

 

 
Now this was the hardest part – I had to restrain them for a minute so I could take these photos. Oh the relief and utter joy when when they could finally get to their St Patricks Day kids snacks! They devoured the milk and fruit bites before I could even finish making my cup of tea. A sure sign of a successful family moment, no?

 

 
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N&M: 4 years, 8 months
February 2013

 

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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is a Christian, Wife, Mother of 4, Primary School Teacher. She is a play-based learning advocate; believes in encouraging children to be independent and autonomous learners; and values an attitude of care and attention, curiosity and wonder. On Lessons Learnt Journal you'll find activities for children: play, maths games, writing, reading as well as parenting confessions. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed. Most days you'll find her chasing her kids and that much needed nap.

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