This post was sponsored by Post Alpha-Bits Cereal & The Little Free Library. All thoughts are my own.
As a mother, one thing I want for my kids is that they grow up with a love of learning and reading. It can sometimes be difficult to come up with fun and creative ways to instill this love of reading into them. We recently invited over some friends to see how we might blend the worlds of reading and eating!
We grabbed a few boxes of Alpha-Bits cereal from the pantry and let the fun begin! While I baked some cupcakes, the kids decided to paint magic wands that I found at a local craft store for $1.00. They then used the cereal to spell out a word on their wand.
They also got a chance to paint an egg, and glued their favorite letters on the eggs. While gluing them on, it was the perfect time to talk about the “silly sounds” that each letter makes. It was also a great time to glue a letter and eat a letter! There may have been more eating going on than gluing, but hey, it got them talking about letters and eating a healthy snack.
Alpha-Bits cereal has 20g of whole grain per 30g serving, 6 grams of sugar per serving, no artificial flavors, it’s an excellent source of vitamin D and iron, it has 12 essential vitamins and minerals and nutrients to support healthy brain development. So I was feeling like this was a win- win situation. The kids were happy, they were talking about letters and letter sounds, and eating something healthy!
We did have to indulge a little though by adding in a cupcake activity. The kids had a blast frosting their cupcakes and then using the Alpha-Bits cereal to write a favorite word, spell out their name, make an “all vowel” cupcake or “all consonant” cupcake, or simply put their favorite letter on their cupcake.
It was all about letting them explore letters and have fun. Hearing things like, “ooh, I found an A” or “I wonder how you spell Dad” was music to my ears.
As parents we often think we need to go out and buy the latest light up spinning toy that will repeatedly say letters and numbers for our kids. While these toys may be perfectly fine, sometimes I think kids are just as happy with simple activities and foods that help foster a love for learning.
Thank you Post, for creating a product that my kids love to eat, and is an affordable way to help them boost their early reading skills.