I know there are a gazillion healthier side-dish alternatives out there, but tiny tater tots shaped as the letters of the alphabet are so darn fun, especially for this Irish girl whose husband and children won’t touch a potato. I’ll take what I can get, especially near St. Patty’s Day. And if it means that my kiddos are still talking about spelling words at dinnertime, you know I’ll continue to throw these in my grocery cart. . .
- Ore-Ida ABC Tater Tots: Very simply, my kids love these. They want the letters of their name on their plates, and then they gobble them up. Then they want the letters of words they call out, and then they gobble them up. Then they get whatever letters are left, and they try to make words with them, then they gobble them up.
Without sounding corny, these really make dinnertime funny for us:
Mommy, give me ‘cat’!
Please, can I have ‘dog’ this time?
Ooooh, how about ‘bug’?
Then, Mooooommmmmy! What does this (hvut) spell? Really? What’s that?
Daddy, what word is ‘NPT’?
So that’s our little bit of learning today; it was springtime warm, Maddy and I were traveling, and Brent surprised us with a happy word-building dinner! Yum!