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Fueling a Better Future
At our house we talk about things that will help make us “healthy and strong” so we can enjoy the future. Every morning my 4-year-old and 1-year-old get a glass of milk to fuel the rest of their day. I know this is the best choice for them, and I’m helping them learn that milk is full of protein and nutrients that will help their bodies be healthy and strong. Also they know that milk will help fuel them for daily activities ahead like preschool, soccer, music class, and play time.
Recently my 4-year-old, Mia, finished her first soccer season. Seeing little 3 and 4 year-olds run around the soccer field and chasing the ball in beyond entertaining. Mia’s team was on the young side and needed a lot of hand-holding. Literal hand holding. I’m talking every parent out on the field holding their little one’s hand as they chase the ball up and down the field.
We started the season with Mia running away from the ball to avoid the bee-like cluster of kids that would charge towards her if she even thought about touching the ball. Fortunately we ended the season with Mia entering the fray of little soccer players and even scoring a few goals!
Here she is scoring her first goal & then running over to tell me. I love how distracted she gets on the run over. Attention span of a fruit fly, folks!
I just can’t help it, here’s another short video of her scoring another goal. #ProudMommy
So cute, right? I wanted to capture the moment and how proud she was of herself with a photo to share on social media with friends and family (and maybe a scrapbook later), so I came up with Printable Milestone Stickers.
I even made one for my 1-year-old, Derek. He just learned how to throw a baseball and I just had to capture the cuteness on film.
P.S. Winding up the ball over your head before throwing it totally helps.
Printable Milestone Stickers
I made these printables for my kiddos so we can show off their different “healthy and strong” milestones to friends and family on social media. They capture these special moments like scoring a first soccer goal and throwing a first baseball. They make these moments ever cuter, as if that was even possible!
**You can either print the milestone stickers out on sticker paper or printer paper and tape it to your kiddo’s shirt.
Ideas for your own milestones:
Rode my first bike, took my first ballet class, ran my first mile, climbed the rope in gym class, scored a home run, made my first free-throw, made the school basketball team, won my first tennis match, took my first karate class, etc.
Just click below to download!
Here is the blank sticker template.
Here are the “Scored my First Soccer Goal” and “Threw my First Baseball” stickers.
I would love to see how you’re helping your kids fuel a better future, and how you’re using these printables. On social media use the hashtag #fuelbetterfuture and tag @foodfolksandfun!
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