Kid-Approved Trail Mix: A Rainy Day Activity

This past week, we’ve been stuck in our house from all the rain and flooding going on in Houston. Rainy days can be boring, but they don’t have to be! I’ve had to come up with some rainy day activities to keep Charlotte entertained, and making this trail mix recipe was definitely her favorite thing we did while stuck indoors. Even though the weather was a damper, making memories made up for it.

A kid-approved trail mix. Make as a rainy day activity or anytime. This trail mix is definitely a favorite!

Thankfully, we were able to make our way to Wal-Mart and grab all that we needed. I knew we needed our favorite Big G cereal, Honey Nut Cheerios, so we strolled down to the cereal isle and quickly packed this into our cart. We then found the other mix-ins: M&Ms, mini-marshmallows, raisins, and mini-pretzels.

A kid-approved trail mix. Make as a rainy day activity or anytime. This trail mix is definitely a favorite!

Charlotte was so excited to get started! She talked about “making it” the entire time we were in the store, and as soon as we were home she was a little impatient to make the good stuff.

A kid-approved trail mix. Make as a rainy day activity or anytime. This trail mix is definitely a favorite!

What I love about this easy trail mix is that Little Miss could do this all on her own. All I had to do was set everything up for her.

A kid-approved trail mix. Make as a rainy day activity or anytime. This trail mix is definitely a favorite!A kid-approved trail mix. Make as a rainy day activity or anytime. This trail mix is definitely a favorite!

And I would be lying if I said she didn’t sneak in any taste tasting before we were finished.

A kid-approved trail mix. Make as a rainy day activity or anytime. This trail mix is definitely a favorite!

Here is our special recipe:

Kid-Approved Trail Mix

  • 1/3 cup Honey Nut Cheerios
  • 1/3 cup M&Ms
  • 1/3 cup mini pretzels
  • 1/3 cup marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup raisins

Mix together gently with hands. Eat immediately or pack in sealed plastic bag.

A kid-approved trail mix. Make as a rainy day activity or anytime. This trail mix is definitely a favorite!making memories

As you can see, she loved it! I directed her on what to do, and she did a great job at following directions. This is definitely an activity you can do over and over to use as much or as little ingredients as you’d like. We ended up making about five bags worth of trail mix snacks. Not only did she get practice working on her listening skills and fine motor skills, we got to make a new memory together in the kitchen. Making memories is what it’s all about.

A kid-approved trail mix. Make as a rainy day activity or anytime. This trail mix is definitely a favorite!A kid-approved trail mix. Make as a rainy day activity or anytime. This trail mix is definitely a favorite! A kid-approved trail mix. Make as a rainy day activity or anytime. This trail mix is definitely a favorite! A kid-approved trail mix. Make as a rainy day activity or anytime. This trail mix is definitely a favorite!

For more recipe inspiration using your favorite Big G cereal, be sure to check out Querica Vida‘s webpage and the Dia de los Niños Pinterest board.

This post is sponsored by Acorn, an influence company. As always, all opinions are my own. #HoneyNutCheerios #NuestroCereal

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  • Going do this right now! Thanks, friend!

    • Woohoo! Charlotte LOVED it. So much so that she ate it in my bed and got my white comforter dirty. Lol.

  • Sounds super good to me!! This is a great idea…

    More rain for us today too..womp, womp

    • Thank you, Ashley! I hope the rain passes quickly for the both of us! I really hope May is full of flowers. ;)

  • tabithablue

    What a cutie she is! And I love the idea of setting it all out and letting the kids make their own. Pinning for sure ;)

    • Thanks, sweet Tabitha! She wanted to set it up of course, but I had to get it ready for her. And she might have added a whole lot more than the recipe called for, but she made it her own. Lol.

  • Kid approved? Adult approved (by me)!!! :) Looks yummy!

    • Thanks, Rebecca! I really enjoyed it too! Too bad I have to limit myself. ;) Hope you’ve had a great week!