Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Lunches: 11.6.13 - PLUS Dick & Jane Educational Snacks Review & Giveaway!

This is part of what I hope to make into a week or so of giveaways. Stay tuned - I have a lot of great things to share with you.  Don't miss my Weelicious Lunches Giveaway!

Educational Snacks?  Count me in!  I was at the store and saw Dick & Jane Educational Snacks and knew they would be a great fit in our lunches.  The wonderful people at Dick & Jane agreed to send me some snacks to try out, and I have to say, they are a hit.

They have three varieties of snacks:
                    - US Presidents
                    - State & Capitals
                    - English & Spanish

The imprints are detailed and easy to read, and the kids love the lightly sweet vanilla flavor.  I also like that they are made with all natural ingredients, and to my readers who may have allergies in the family, they are nut free.
Presidential Snacks
Each box has a matching game on the back, and The Boy has taken off with the empty boxes to play the games.  He loves matching things.
States and Capitals

Living so close to Quebec, I wish that they had an English/French edition, though I realize Spanish is more prevalent throughout most of the country.  And how cool would math facts be?  Maybe someday... The Boy, my little list maker, particularly liked the state capitals, and The Girl's teacher asked me where we got them.  I'd say that's a positive.

When schools don't always teach things like presidents and states and their capitals, and when, at least in our area, the only second language kids generally get before junior high comes in the form of Dora the Explorer, having a delicious snack with some educational value can't be a bad thing.

Also super cool?  Dick & Jane Baking Company are supporting schools.  A portion of their proceeds go to Adopt-a-Classroom.  Literally putting their money where our mouths are.

I wish that they had more flavors - and maybe a savory line of crackers instead of just cookies.  These aren't super sweet, but it would be nice to change things up sometimes.

Kielbasa & apple skewers: 3g, remaining apple: 4g, fruit snacks: 15g, Educational snacks: 12g, yogurt: 12g
For Tuesday lunches, the kids both have some State Capital snacks.  The Boy also has some kielbasa skewered with apple slices, along with some fruit snacks he got for Halloween, the rest of his apple, and a yogurt. His snack is applesauce (not pictured, 15g).

The Girl has kielbasa skewered with roasted brussels sprouts, with some honey mustard for dipping, along with her State Capital snacks, yogurt covered raisins, yogurt, and apple slices.  Her snack is a banana (not pictured)

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  1. Ooh these are cool, I would say foreign phrases, countries, animals, planets

  2. I would love multiplication facts! I am sure my kids would be thrilled to do math while snacking :)

  3. I would like to see simple Spanish words for toddlers. Math for older kids :)

  4. Would love to see some CVC words

  5. Simple sight words for younger children, French/English, numbers/word/symbol. Oh the possibilities are endless.

  6. I'd like to see foreign language words on a cookie.

  7. I would love to see math concepts and sight words incorporated on the cookies

  8. Maybe a word of the day type imprint.

  9. These are awesome I love adding educational stuff to my children's lunches

  10. These are awesome I love adding educational stuff to my children's lunches

  11. Site words for my kindergartener or that weeks spelling words for my 5th grader.

  12. Love to see the periodic elements.

  13. My second grader would absolutely love the presidents snacks!

  14. These are neat! Maybe simple math for young kids?

  15. I'd love to see math facts on them!

  16. I would like to see either simply math facts, or something to do with reading or books. I am not sure what would work for that tho.

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  18. Hi all! This is Dick's sister, Anne. We love all of your suggestions and we're taking note! I wanted to let you know that our educational snacks are already available in grocery stores around the USA. Click the "Store Locator" button on our home page http://www.dickandjanebakingco.com/ and you can see the locations by state. You can also click our "Help Dick and Jane" button to tell us where you live and shop so that we can strive to get our products into your area. Thanks for being a friend of Dick and Jane Baking Co! Anne