If you are using the workbox system, you may have considered adding some fun activities or even a few snack breaks. I have found that planning workbox snacks is really fun to do and you can be as creative as you want to be. Snacks need not be elaborate but instead something small and simple. Below are a few ideas on what will fit nicely into your workboxes that your child can munch on while they are completing their work.
There are plenty of snacks that can easily fit into a Ziploc bag. Take for example popcorn, and pretzels. These are two basic snacks that can be placed in the workboxes every morning as a surprise for your young children. It will really be nice when they arrive at a particular subject and see that in addition to their assignment they have a snack bag waiting for them. You can also put a note on the bag that says have while you work. This really helps you to avoid having children constantly coming to you asking you if it is snack time yet. I know that personally as a parent this can be one of the most frustrating things to deal with.
When it comes to items that need to stay refrigerated such as fruit or, or pudding snacks, you can instead just put a snack card in the box. I personally like to make up nice little cards that you can put inside o the bins attached to some of their work. On the card it can say ten minute snack in fridge. In the refrigerator you can have the snack sitting and waiting. To avoid the confusion with younger children, I have found it better to take the time and put each child’s name on their snack. This way there is no confusion, on which snack is for who. Especially if the children will end up having snacks around the same time.
Group snack breaks
If you want all of the kids to take a snack at the same time it may be beneficial to plan for a group snack instead. All you have to do for this is to schedule snack time and then have the kids stop what they are doing. If they are currently working on a particular box, you can allow them to leave it out, and when they are done with their snack they can go back to it.