Ages: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Location: Indoor, Kitchen
Skills: Physical, Language, Thinking, Social, Chores
What you'll need:
A piece of cardboard
A metal fastener
A pair of scissors
A dinner plate
Kids love to be involved in planning meals. This board game-style spinner makes menu-planning a breeze!
What to do:
Turn one of your dinner plates upside down on a sturdy piece of cardboard and trace its shape.
Cut out the circle. Poke a hole in the center of the circle. Divide the circle into 32 pieces. (Hint: Pretend you are cutting the circle into pizza slices, but use a pen rather than a knife!) Write a meal idea in each slice. (You'll probably want to include a mix of both old favorites and new menu ideas.) Make a two-inch long arrow out of a left-over piece of cardboard and use a metal fastener to attach it to the center of the circle.
Be sure to attach the arrow loosely enough to allow it to spin easily. Use the spinner to come up with seven meal ideas for the week.
Cut a sheet of cardboard into 32 squares and write a meal idea on each square. Throw them in a fish bowl or other large container. When it comes time to plan the week's menus, draw out seven cards.