First Time Mom and Losing It: Morning Get Ready Cards and How We Fuel For School

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Morning Get Ready Cards and How We Fuel For School

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My daughter will be starting PreK next year so I want to her to get started on having a morning routine. Sometimes we have early schedules and events to go to and it can be stressful when my little one can't get herself ready. I created little flip cards with pictures so that she can help get ready herself and know what to do.

First we went to Walmart to pick up a cute book bag, ribbon, hole puncher, some super easy breakfast from Jimmy Dean® and after school snacks from  State Fair® .

To make the cards, print cards 1 and cards 2. I printed them onto card stock and laminated them so that they are extra durable for toddler hands. I then stacked them together and punched a hole in the corner. Tie a piece of ribbon through and have your toddler flip over each card as they get completed. Since my daughter is only three I still have to help her do almost every card but it does help when she knows what she is supposed to do next.

Though I don't have time to make a delicious and time consuming Latin breakfast like my mom used to do, I always make sure to have some avena fresca in the fridge for the morning. I just add oatmeal, milk, water, a little sweetener and cinnamon in the blender and blend until smooth. I keep it in the fridge over night and enjoy it with my daughter in the morning. To go with the avena fresca we have a delicious and fast breakfast from Jimmy Dean®. My daughter loves the Pancakes and Sausage on a stick and I love that I can just throw them in the microwave for a couple of minutes. I like to serve a little cup of maple syrup for her to dip herself. It's fast to make and easy for her to eat without making a big mess and without me having a load of dishes. Because they are from Jimmy Dean® I know I am getting a satisfying and high quality breakfast that is a perfect way to start your morning.

When we come back from our events, play dates or sports I always have some State Fair® Corn Dogs in the freezer to snack on. My daughter loves them a little crisp so as soon as we get home I pop it in the oven. By the time we settle down, change our clothes and put away any left over messes the protein packed corn dogs with the honey-sweetened cornbread batter is ready to eat.

What are your time-saving morning routine tips? 

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  1. Those cards are a great way to start to teach your child what they have to do each and every morning. I have yet to convince my brain that I am supposed to eat breakfast. Maye trying those Jimmy Dean products will help convince me.

  2. That is such a great idea. I am totally going to try this with my kids.

  3. The pancakes on a stick are such a great (and yummy!) breakfast! I have taken the sticks out and sent them in lunches too!

  4. I try to get as much done at night as possible to make the mornings easier. Those cards are a great way to help kids get into a routine.

  5. I love the get ready cards and how you made them into a little flip book schedule! Great idea!

  6. I love those get ready cards! They are darling!

  7. Kids love routines, and this really helps them know what's to be expected and count on it!

  8. Those cards are such a great idea to help keep kids on track in the morning!

  9. What a neat idea to have little cards your child can flip through for their morning routine. A great way to keep them -- and you -- on track, for sure!

  10. I made up a few of these myself but they aren't as cute as yours! I've downloaded them.

    Thanks for sharing them and State Fair. The Kids love them.

    Besos Sarah


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