Eating Charts

I recently participated in the Summer Reading Series over at my friend, Alison's blog,  
Oopsey Daisy. I was asked to create something (craft, recipe, etc.) in conjunction with a kids book. It was so much fun because I LOVE kids books! I decided to make something using one of my FAV kids authors' books: David Shannon's

A Bad Case of Stipes

It's all about a little girl named Camilla who is so concerned about what others think that she ends up covered in stripes and everything else you can imagine because she doesn't want her classmates to know she loves LIMA BEANS!! Afraid she will be unpopular with her classmates for this secret of hers, Camilla only truly finds herself when she embraces her secret and no longer cares what others think of her. Reading this book made me realize "I wish my kid LOVE lima beans!!" That's definitely not the case since liking lima beans (or any veggies for that matter) is not super common, especially with my kiddos. In fact, they're pretty darn picky. The hubby and I are trying to encourage our kids to eat all sorts of foods and not just something with cheese in it (grilled cheese, quesadillas, mac and cheese, pizza – the kiddos favs). We decided to make EATING CHARTS to help with this… and of course made them with STRIPES!! 
 
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STRIPED EATING CHARTS

SUPPLIES:
-Wood
-Paint or Spray Paint
-Glass
-8×10 Eating Chart Print
-Furniture Tacks
-Tape

DIRECTIONS:
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1. Paint wood the desired color. Let dry.
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2. Add tape to make stripes. Spray paint and let dry.
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3. Take off paint and distress if desired.
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4. Print off Eating Chart Sheet and cut to 8×10 size.

Eating Chart

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5. Hammer tacks in the corners of where the glass will be on the board {but not all the way}. Slide in the glass and paper and hammer in tacks a little more to secure glass. NOTE: If you don't want to use glass, then you can laminate the sheet and use Vis-a-Vis wet-erase markers (projector markers).

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Hang with Ribbon or Voila!!
Now you can use Dry-Erase markers over the glass to draw in smiley or frowny faces and ERASE {just wipe with a paper towel} whenever! We didn't want to bribe our kids to eat each day, but we figured that if they get a certain amount of Smiley Faces then they can choose the prize for that week – Rent a movie at Redbox, Go to the Library, Go to the Park, Have a piece of candy {which is pretty much bribing, I know} :)
We hope this helps our kids to eat more foods, especially their veggies (like LIMA BEANS!!)
Be sure to check out Alison's blog for the rest of the projects from the Summer Reading Series!


ENJOY!!
Post by Kristyn : lilluna.com