Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kids Corner

Birthday Treats At School

If you have kids, I know you've received the acceptable birthday item list that kids can bring into the class to celebrate their birthday with their classmates.  Most of the items are not gluten free, so when my son had his last birthday, I asked the teacher if it'd be ok if we made up our own goody bags to bring in.  It was a great way to bring in all of his favorite items, and to have him share some knowledge with his friends that he can in fact eat awesome stuff too...just not some of the same things they can. 

In case you aren't aware, most schools have peanut allergies, so you do need to be careful not to include candy that contains nuts, but here are some options that you can pack up into little baggies and give away:

M&Ms (not the Krispy kind)
Dove Chocolate bars
Hershey Kisses & Bars
Three Musketeers

It's a great way to have your child feel like he is the one handing out great goody bags instead of the one that can never have anything other people bring in.

Susan :)
The Celiac Shack
Making gluten free fun one day at a time!

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