The Hungry Games

The Hungry Games. It’s worse than after school snack issues. Much worse.

After I saw this, I went to bed thinking, I don’t want my summer to be like this!

I know I am not the only one who has this problem, so I’m sharing my idea. I woke up the next morning, and pulled out a relish tray with dividers. I then gathered my ruthless Tributes and explained “The Snack Tray”.

Such a creative name for it, I know.

I will put snacks on the tray everyday, but not until 10:30 am. There will be days the snack tray will not be available- like if we go to the lake all day. They do not have to ask me to eat off the tray, but when the tray is empty, it’s empty. I have a tray that has several compartments, and I labeled them so that each Tribute has their District’s commodities. So they’re personalized compartments to avoid fighting and thieving. Though, Tributes will do, what Tributes do best: Fight and Steal.

Here is my list of snack ideas to fill the tray with, if you’d like ideas, and I’m sure there are more ideas based on what your Tribute will eat. (If you have other ideas to add- please do!)

Last but not least, I will add a sliced apple or halved bananas either early in the day and provide little else til those are gone or wait until their tray is nearly empty and then add the items that do best chilled or such- like cheese sticks.

I asked the Tributes what they thought of this Hungry Game, and I had all four tell me they LOVED it and Catelyn even said it’s a great idea. So it must be.

And Jo Jo said she loved that ”she didn’t have to ask me.” Which I thought was pretty grown up for a 5 year old.

Cheese (sliced and sticked)
Raisins, Craisins
Popsicle stick- Represents a frozen one, and then they turn the stick into me.
Apples, Grapes, etc.
Celery, Baby carrots, etc.
Fruit Snacks
Granola Bars
Graham Crackers
Wheat Thins
A small sugar treat- like a Laffy Taffy or Starburst
Stick of Gum

Anyway, I hope that this summer, I can keep the kids alive and well fed, while Kyle goes to work everyday. 

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor!

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