Cream Cheese and Cashew Sandwiches

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If you need to get out of a peanut butter-and-jelly rut, these sandwiches are for your child! Just different enough to taste novel, the flavors are similar enough to good old PB&J that even a picky toddler will be tempted!

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, lightly toasted
  • 1 tablespoon vegan cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jelly
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cashews
  1. Spread the cream cheese on one slice of bread and the jelly on the other.
  2. Sprinkle the cashews over the cream cheese, pressing in slightly. Top with the jelly slice and serve!

Treasure Hunt

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We were stuck inside from wind and rain – the perfect chance to brighten up the day and set up a treasure hunt! All you need is crepe paper and a treasure waiting at the end.

You can either set up this game while your child naps or is in another room, but I knew Travis would be very into the crepe paper itself, so he helped me roll it and spread it all around.

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You can make your trail as complicated or simple as you like. We looped around door handles…

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… and wound under pillows…

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…and crisscrossed multiple trails.

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Because we’re in the holiday season, the prize waiting at the end of our line was a candy cane – the first one Travis has ever had, leading to much delight! Any similar simple-yet-joyful prize is sure to brighten even the dreariest day.

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As a bonus, Travis then invented games with the leftover crepe paper for quite a while!