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It’s back to school time!
Do you welcome it in your house? Are you ready for a new routine that includes school days snacks and playdates again?
As crazy as it might sound I kind of welcome it back. Summertime is leisurely at times and hectic at others, but it also leaves me longing for our school friends. By the time September rolls around my boys are missing their friends and I’m missing the parents I’ve grown accustomed to talking with at pick up and drop off times.
While shopping for school snacks at my local Walmart I came across the Hershey’s Ready to Eat Pudding cups. In flavors like smores and chocolate, I knew the pudding would be a hit with my boys. Quick and easy, it’s a great snack for afterschool ….. or for a playdate! I stocked up on the pudding cups and before the kids were even at lunch on the first day of school I was inviting first graders over for a pudding playdate.
As my kids were putting together plans with their teacher for the a successful school year, I was ‘pudding’ together the plans for our Pudding Playdate. We all know kids, especially first graders, have a lot of energy so without a plan we might have a playdate disaster. With that in mind I came up with 3 Ways to Have A Playdate with Pudding that involved snacks and crafts.
Idea One ~ Create a Pudding Bar & Have Fun Creating a Pudding Sundae
I thought of some of the things my kids love most and put them out for the kids. Each of our guests were able to top their Hershey’s Ready to Eat Pudding with any of these toppings.
- Bananas ~ both banana slices and bananas cut in half
- Cookie crumbs
- Bite-size cereal pieces
- Whip cream
- We also used edible eyes, that were also available at Walmart.
Check out some of their creative creations.
Idea Two ~ Make Pudding Pops for Next Time
You’ve already gone through the prep for making a pudding bar and sundaes; now make a snack for their next playdate together. Using popsicle molds we’ve collected over the years, each of our guests created their own pudding pops with the Hershey’s Pudding and toppings and fruits from the pudding bar.
Idea Three ~ Invent a Pudding Cup Creature
Nothing went to waste on our Pudding Playdate. I raided my collection of craft supplies and cleaned out the pudding cups. Everything was laid out on the table left for our first grader guests to experiment with and see what kind of cup creatures they could create. Here’s some of what I had on hand.
- Googly eyes, big and small
- Pom poms of all sizes
- Halloween stickers
- Random stickers
- Glue dots
- Pipe cleaners
Look what they came up with. Aren’t they creative?!
Ready for your own Hershey’s Pudding Playdate?
Hershey’s Pudding Cups are available at Walmart stores in smores and chocolate flavor. Save $.55 cents with a Hershey’s Ready to Eat Pudding coupon in the September/October issue of ALL YOU Magazine.