We recently had a really fun Laurel activity that I thought I would share!
Our Laurels decided they wanted to have an activity to learn about meal planning.
A few of them are going to be graduating soon and will be off to college (sniff, sniff)
and thought it would be a valuable skill to know.
I'll be honest, as I racked my brain at how we could go about teaching this skill I was totally stumped!
There is SO much you could teach to the girls - but seriously how do you do it in an hour!?
As I sat thinking about my own meal planning and college experience,
I thought about the many times I would frantically call up my mom for help as
I was trying to cook something new or needed help while I was out grocery shopping.
Oh, I can just hear it now...
"Mom! What is the recipe for....?"
"Mom! It's burning! What do I do now!?"
"Mom! How do I know which pineapple/oranges/avocados are ripe!?"
"Mom! How am I going to survive on just Ramen noodles!?"
Anyways, this sparked the idea of creating a little index card holder for the Laurels titled,
"A GIRL'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING AWAY FROM HOME -
WHEN MOM IS GONE"
The idea was to create a card holder for the girls to keep all their favorite recipes as well as tips from mom!
Each girl brought 3 of their favorite recipes to the activity to exchange and we made these cute little flip books.
I created labels and space to keep their favorite recipes organized,
and at the back some simple tips to help the girls with things like,
"How to plan healthy meals on a budget"
"How to pick a good one (produce)"
"Affordable food items under $2.00"
The cards were held together on a metal ring so it would be easy to access
(also more cost effective than a binder).
It was designed to fit standard index cards, so the idea is that the girls can continue to easily add to it over time!
The girls honestly had such a blast with it, and even wanted to have another activity where
they brought back their "guides" and swapped recipes again!
Attached below are some of the printable we used for the activity!
Feel free to share and use any ideas!