We absolutely love this one. This hack doubles as a way to stop your kids asking for snacks all day while also teaching them the value of money.
So we're almost two weeks into having the kids full time at home with us and it is no easy feat. Whether you've been trying to home school them or simply been trying to survive with them while working full time at home, there's one thing everyone can relate to - their constant, insatiable need for snacks.
You're three minutes into a video meeting with your boss - a little voice from behind you pipes up saying that they're "staaaaarving", and "haven't eaten all day" (after they've had a bowl of cereal and two slices of toast, of course). Sound familiar?
Well, this mum has come up with a genius idea to help manage her kids constant snacking demands and we are definitely trying it out for ourselves.
According to RSVP Live, the hack was posted to the Facebook page Family Lockdown Tips and Ideas. The idea is that you can set up your very own "tuck shop" at home, allowing your kids to manage their own snacking.
The foods are categorized into 50p, 20p, 10p and 5p boxes with each child being given €1 each day to spend. The healthier snacks are priced cheaper in order to encourage kids to go for those ones throughout the day.
The beauty of this trick is that not only does it help parents everywhere to save their sanity, but it also teaches kids the value of money, making change and makes healthy eating accessible for them.
Plus, you can easily change it up to suit your family and swap in any of your child's favourite healthy snacks! Anything to make life a bit more manageable, eh?
Will you be trying this great hack?