Planes #GoodnightSnack ideas #cbias

by Pam on July 7, 2014

This #GoodnighSnack shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias

 GoodnightSnack packs

Every evening, shortly before bedtime, the munchies hit.  The kids rummage through the cabinets, murmuring, “What do we have to eat? Suggest something, Mom!”  Usually I would offer up a few suggestions which were rejected.   I knew we needed to change our eating patterns and find something we could all agree on for a Good night snack.  While I was shopping at Walmart, I passed a display of Kellogg’s cereal that caught my eye.  I had there Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops were available in new boxes featuring characters from the hit movie, Planes, but they weren’t in our store yet. Instead, the boxes had a night time design.  The first thought to enter my mind was, “Good. Night. Snack.”

goodnightsnack walmart

I wanted to make sure the kids knew the snacks were available and ready to eat so I came up with a sneaky plan to encourage snacking. I purchased small, single serving sized cups and covered them with some stickers I found from the movie planes.  I placed them on a small pedestal stand and added a Planes glow-stick to the middle of the display.  It makes a cute, eye catching centerpiece, while reminding the kids to stop and eat the cereal.
frootloops goodnight snack

Not content to have the cereal readily available, I came up with a Planes place mat craft project to tempt kids to eat cereal as their good night snack.  This project is super simple to make and is easy enough for young children to help and anyone in Kindergarten and up to make.  To make the placemat, you need 1/2 piece of poster board per mat, in  your favorite color, scissors, glue, a pencil and Planes stickers.   Draw a the body of a plane free hand and cut out with scissors.  If you draw the wings separate, you’ll need to glue them into place.  Add the Planes stickers where ever  desired on the plane body. Place the cereal bowl in the middle of the plane and you’re ready for take off!

planes goodnight snack


While I couldn’t find the specially marked Planes: Fire and Rescue boxes, be on the lookout for them at your Walmart. Each box has a code that allows you to receive five great offers, ranging from $7.50 off a Planes: Fire and Rescue movie ticket to a dollar off two boxes Planes fruit flavored snacks.
goodnightsnack in bowl

Do you have a favorite Kellogg cereal? What are some of the goodnight snack ideas you encourage your children to eat?

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Ellen Christian July 7, 2014 at 9:05 am

I love that plane craft. That is a super cute idea.


Robin (Masshole Mommy) July 7, 2014 at 10:41 am

Froot Loops are our favorite. We ear cereal for snacks a lot in our house, too!


Liz Mays July 7, 2014 at 11:27 am

I love Corn Pops, Apple Jacks and Raisin Bran!I like to crunch and have bite-sized snacks so cereal works perfectly!


Susan July 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm

I have been a big fan of corn pops for many years it is one of the best cereals in my opinion. love theses ideas.


Meagan July 7, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Looks like a craft my son would enjoy! I always eat a bowl of cereal before bed :)


Mindy Grant July 7, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Frosted Flakes are my fave! Cereal has always been one of my favorite late night snacks. It’s not too heavy, and just enough to take off the edge off that hunger.


Jennifer July 7, 2014 at 3:23 pm

What a great way to direct the kids towards their snacks. I love the plane cutout. It’s super cute.


Aimee Smith July 7, 2014 at 4:12 pm

My kids would eat cereal every minute of every day if I let them! And to be honest in the summer heat, I let them quite often!


Diane @ Philzendia July 7, 2014 at 4:18 pm

The plane craft is sooo cute!


Jenn @TheRebelChick July 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm

I bet the kids love getting cereal as a snack! Yum! Your little craft is adorable!


Angela S July 7, 2014 at 5:47 pm

My family munches on cereal at night all the time. Lately I am on a Frosted Flakes kick.


kristin July 7, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Very cute idea. We often take cereal to snack on, it’s perfect on the run in the morning too!


Ann Bacciaglia July 7, 2014 at 6:27 pm

What a fun and creative way to make snack time fun! Thanks for sharing.


candice July 7, 2014 at 6:35 pm

cereal is like my favorite food! what a great way to make snacks fun! might have to try some of these with my three year old.


Tammi @ My Organized Chaos July 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm

So cute! We buy their cereal often, they seem to be on sale a lot and I only buy cereal on sale – we go through a lot of it! lol


Shauna July 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Ha, ha, ha! I love it. We love doing placemats for the table and especially love allowing the kids to make them, so this is just perfect!


Mama to 5 BLessings July 7, 2014 at 8:07 pm

What cute Planes ideas! My kids cannot wait to see this movie!


Rebekah July 7, 2014 at 8:16 pm

We get the night time munchies here as well, and cereal is always a favorite choice. I love your airplane place mat; that would be a great project for kids!


Kelsey Apley July 7, 2014 at 8:31 pm

I love me some fruit loops! What a fun snack idea!!!


Melanie Roberts July 7, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Cute ideas… we love cereal and not only for breakfast…thanks for sharing


Amy Desrosiers July 7, 2014 at 9:23 pm

I currently dread bedtime with my kiddos because they always want a snack. These are perfect for them!


Francine @ Teresa's Family Cleaning July 7, 2014 at 9:40 pm

We love Krave cereal!


Sarah @ Must Have Mom July 7, 2014 at 9:51 pm

That’s a great idea! We have the night munchies too.


Amber Edwards July 7, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Oh those are such cute little portion bowls! That would seriously have helped encourage my boys to eat when they were little! I need to do something similar with Ponies for my daughter.


Christi July 7, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Great idea – easy and fun!!


Dede July 7, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Cereal is my favorite nighttime snack! I love the idea of individual containers. Plus the codes on the boxes are a great deal!


tammileetips July 7, 2014 at 11:35 pm

I love how you made the little snack cups planes! I love the codes on the boxes of Kelloggs its one of my favorite programs!


Carolyn West July 8, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Making individual servings of cereal is perfect. Sometimes we’ll grab a few handfuls and dump it into a baggie to take in the car with us when we’re starving. #Client


April Golightly July 8, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Very cool snack idea.


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