Create a zero waste restaurant kit for kids

Create a zero waste restaurant kit for kids

When we go out to eat, I try to plan in advance, because I know that many places offer crayons in plastic packaging. Well, we have crayons at home too, so I just bring those with me! No need for the extra plastic. I pack them up in a little cloth bag, and then my son can colour his heart out.

I also bring a couple small toys he can play with—nothing noisy or disruptive for other guests, but little wooden spinning tops and trains are perfect! The last place we went to didn’t have a children’s menu or colouring sheet, so these little toys (plus some “I spy” and “finger play” rhymes I learned in my library program) did the trick. The server actually loved the spinning tops and insisted on trying them out herself!

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Build holiday traditions that the whole family will love

Build holiday traditions that the whole family will love

Full disclosure: I love the holiday season. I love the music, the food, and the festive energy in the air. And if you stop and think about your personal favourite Christmas memory, it’s likely spending time with loved ones.

How do we enjoy the holidays without overspending and creating waste? By building holiday traditions to savour every year.

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