Summertime Structure

Parents often tell me that the schedule goes “off the rails” in the summertime and kids ask for snack after snack after snack after snack!  Remember, consistent structure is a powerful strategy for feeding your kiddos.

Stick to a general schedule of 3 meals and 2 snacks each day, reminding kids when eating happens and when it’s time to do something else.  A visual schedule posted in the kitchen can be very helpful.

Snack Idea- Frozen Watermelon Pops


  • Watermelon slices (triangles)
  • Craft sticks


  • Using a sharp knife, cut a small slit in the rind of each watermelon slice so that the craft stick can be inserted
  • Arrange the watermelon on a tray lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer.  

What other fruits can be frozen on a stick? 



Summertime Structure

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