Bedtime can be a challenging time of day for a weary mom. But I’ve learned a fun way to make kids want to go to sleep — fast!
I know what you’re thinking. Is there actually a way to encourage kids to go to sleep on time and make bedtime fun for both moms and kids? I think so!
It involves a little game I like to call the “quiet sleeper” contest. Consider it The Quiet Game of bedtime. Playing this game is an excellent way to squeeze in a little more fun at the end of the day — and getting your kids to actually want to go to bed. Wouldn’t it be nice to se your kids excited about going to sleep instead of hearing their moans, groans and pleads for one more drink of water, one more hug or one more story?
OK. Let’s get to the details!
How does this game work? It goes something like this: I tell the kids that I’m going to watch to see who is being the quietest. Their objective? Lay as still and quiet as possible. Here’s the sneaky mom trick: in that peaceful state, they quickly nod off to sleep. The prize? They wake up in the morning to a special surprise under their pillow. that’s a mom-win, kid-win solution for bedtime troubles!
Sometimes everyone wins — but they all know they have to be still and quiet in order to actually win a prize. It’s fun for them and helps me relax and get some work done at night. It’s also a great game to play on those nights when I’m exhausted and want to head to bed right after the kids are tucked in or when I want to enjoy a date night with my husband at home.
Candy is a fun and easy reward for the “quiet sleeper” game, and the kids have discovered a new favorite — Crunchkins™! They are dessert-flavored poppers with a creamy coating and a light crunchy center with three delectable flavors in each bag: Birthday Cake, Fudge Brownie and Glazed Donut. What’s not to love about that?! They are available at Walmart stores at checkout nationwide in 3 oz. “Share Packs”. Crunchkins™ are the perfect prize and will always bring an excited giggle!
Banish those bedtime blues with this fun game and delectable prize! Specialty candy makes childhood fun — especially candy that has fun flavors like Crunchkins™! Playing this game will have the kids looking forward to bedtime and actually wanting to go to sleep! That’s a win-win for everyone!
I was selected for this opportunity by Crunchkins™ as a member of Clever Girls but the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.