Friday, March 9, 2012

Sharing Breakfast and Making a Difference

Yesterday momstown moms got together across the county to celebrat National Breakfast day.  We learned the importance of eating breakfast and sharing, and of course we had some fun too!

We started off the day with some crafts, making rainbows and learning to count and match up the colours with Fruit Loops. Corn pops are also great for making a pot of gold. The timing couldn't have been more perfect, just in time for St. Patrick's day. There may have been some snacking going on too. How can you resist!

We had circle time too. We discussed the importance of eating a healthy breakfast and read the book Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli.  The kids loved this book and shared their favourite foods. 

We also had some fun with a parachute, keeping the kids active. What kid doesn't love a parachute?!?! 

Did you know 1 in 10 Canadian children (637,000) live in poverty and are at risk of starting their day on an empty stomach?  momstown distributed Kellogg's "Breakfast Kits" to momstown families who we're able to teach their children all about the importance of sharing.

momstown families got to take their cereal home to distribute to local families. Each kit, contained a box of cereal, a bowl, napkin and a spoon, everything you need to start your day with a good breakfast.  We sent our left over cereal to Macdonald Youth Services.

You too can get involved and make a difference. Look for the specially marked boxes of Kellogg's cereals. For every participating box of Kellogg’s* cereal purchased, a donation will be made to Canada’s two largest breakfast charities, up to a maximum of $50,000. 

Take part in the Share Your Breakfast movement on National Breakfast Day and throughout the month of July and join us as we help hungry children. Click here to learn more about how you can get involved.

1 comment:

  1. There should have been a picture of all the kids climbing on top of you while you tried to read! Ha Ha! -Nikki