Thursday, May 14, 2015

Preschool Learning Games with Goldfish® Crackers


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Being home with my kids means that I'm present for all the little moments.  I get to be the one to teach them and train them, and enjoy every smile along the way!  With the warmer weather, we're moving our learning and playful discoveries outdoors.  This week, we used some simple materials and our favorite Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® crackers to create some fun learning and playing opportunities.
Preschool Learning Games with Goldfish® Crackers - Fun Learning activities and a chance to win $100 Visa Gift Card #ad
All we needed for our games were some paper plates, markers, and a few handfuls of Cheddar Goldfish crackers.  Of course, you could always use the color Goldfish crackers or even the S'mores variety (which are my son's current favorite!).


For our first game, I drew some simple shapes on paper plates and let the kids take turns tossing their 5 crackers onto the plates.  This is great for developing large motor skills and learning shapes. The kids were so busy cheering each other on that they didn't worry about winning or even who had the most crackers on their plates.
Preschool Learning Games with Goldfish® Crackers - Fun Learning activities and a chance to win $100 Visa Gift Card #ad Later, we used our Goldfish crackers to practice making shapes.  The kids kept asking if they could eat the extra crackers and trying to use as few as possible to line their shape so they would have more for snacking.
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While some of the kids were making shapes, others took turns practicing number recognition and counting.  Each child took a handful of crackers and placed the correct amount on each numbered plate.  Preschool Learning Games with Goldfish® Crackers - Fun Learning activities and a chance to win $100 Visa Gift Card #adWhat better letter to focus on for the day than 'G' for Goldfish crackers.  I love how these little crackers make focusing on letter formation a fun and engaging experience for everyone!Preschool Learning Games with Goldfish® Crackers - Fun Learning activities and a chance to win $100 Visa Gift Card #ad After our learning fun, the kids grouped together on the playground to enjoy their snack.  Thankfully, there were plenty left in our bag to enjoy with friends.  It was so sweet to watch them giggle and share their snacks.  The boys happily chomped the heads off their crackers and tossed them into the air trying to catch them in their mouths.Preschool Learning Games with Goldfish® Crackers - Fun Learning activities and a chance to win $100 Visa Gift Card #adI know that my time home with them is fleeting.  Soon they will be in school full-time and I'll miss these moments when we could just sit together and enjoy the sunshine.  I hope they'll remember the games we played and the fun we had.  I know that I'll always remember their smiles and excitement as they discovered new things and just enjoyed being together with their friends and siblings.
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148 comments:

  1. I love your blog and I would love to win the sweepstakes!

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  2. We'll be snacking at the beach.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/598930481367949312

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  4. I will be taking Goldfish crackers to the beach, baseball games, to picnics, and to the movies!
    email-jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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    https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/598956617489453056

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  6. We will be snacking at fairs and at the zoo!

    groogruxking40 at gmail dot com

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  7. tweet= https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/598958537507667968

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  8. i would take them to the beach

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  9. I will be snacking on goldfish at the airport and on a plane to Georgia to see family!! yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  10. https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/598970299694985216 yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  11. I will be snacking on the beach

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  12. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/599016449789693952

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  13. We will be at the beach and park with our Goldfish snacks.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/599027666029805568
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  15. My Goldfish crackers would be tagging along on our road trip this summer.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  16. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/599772086429560832

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  17. My grandson loves taking his Goldfish to the park for a snack.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  18. tweeted
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  19. we will be bringing goldfish to the pool a lot this summer!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  20. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/600004363407470592

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  21. We will be snacking on Goldfish at the park.

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  22. I take my Goldfish crackers to the pond and share them with my geese "children" and "grandgeese"

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  23. https://twitter.com/Attea2d/status/600689747091161088

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  24. My daughter and I will be snacking on Goldfish crackers while exploring NYC with my sister! Perfect snack for on the go!

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  25. We would take them to the beach

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  26. We'll be snacking on road trips. We're planning on going to SC to visit family.
    Thanks so much
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  27. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/600724944482340864
    Thanks again
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  28. We will be taking goldfish crackers along on our road trip to the beach.

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  29. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/600739295977177090

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  30. I'll be at the backyard pool with my goldfish!

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  31. We will be snacking on our Goldfish crackers when we are on our nature hikes!

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  32. At the beach or while we are camping!

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  33. https://twitter.com/Hotsnotty2/status/600802972369584129

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  34. We'll be camping in the mountains with goldfish.

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  35. We'll be snacking at the beach.
    austma7@aol.com

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  36. We'll be snacking at the lake - and hopefully on a road trip to Hampton Beach.

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  37. Tweeted https://twitter.com/dddiva/status/600968556029681664

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  38. We will be snacking on them at the pool!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  39. Goldfish crackers will be coming to the park with us for a great snack.
    thank you

    barbara (dot) montyj (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/601065596017614851

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  41. Goldfish go with us everywhere! We'll take them camping this summer. jj250@aol.com

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  42. https://twitter.com/JBeard25/status/601081774941315072

    jj250@aol.com

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  43. We'll be snacking at the river, the beach, festivals and at home. Thanks for the chance!

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  44. https://twitter.com/TheHippieHut/status/601095422002737152

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  47. They will, absolutely, be tagging along to the park! And really, anywhere we go it's good to bring a tasty, fun snack. For the kids AND the adults :)
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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  48. tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/601118511138648064
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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  49. we'll be snacking at the water park!
    stigay at comcast.net

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  50. I love this idea and can't wait to try it with my kids! We'll be sneaking gold fish everywhere, like always. Trips to the grocery store, theme parks, and the beach!

    Nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

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  51. Tweeted to share https://twitter.com/StaceyNNE/status/601468786361905152

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  52. We'll be snacking with our Goldfish crackers this summer at the lakes, parks, and when on road trips.

    nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

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  53. My tweet is here: https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/601671577604784128

    nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

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  54. We'll be snacking on Goldfish at the park and camping.

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  55. We are taking our along with us to the mountains and to the lake this summer! my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  56. I tweeted my4boysand1@gmail.com
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/602308341981945856

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  57. Goldfish crackers will be going to summer camps, car rides, the pool & park this summer!

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  58. at summer camp

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  59. at summer camp

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  60. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/602593875006328832

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  61. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/602604009954893824.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  62. We always have Goldfish Crackers when we take road trips to Cedar Point, the roller coaster capital of the world!
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  63. We'll be at lacrosse games and probably the beach too! But we're fixing up an old house so we'll be doing plenty of snacking there!

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  64. Tweet: https://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/602636499926929408

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  65. https://twitter.com/leighanne000/status/602639036679921664

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  66. I will be snacking on goldfish at the park with my family when we have our picnics and outings.

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  67. My son and I will be taking goldfish crackers along on all our backyard picnics.

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  68. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/dandidaffyhill/status/603028602666426369

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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  69. Not sure where we are going this summer yet but Goldfish will definitely be part of the road trip because they aren't messy!
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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  70. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MRSMEIER5627/status/603246052464922624
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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  71. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/603994798178103296

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  72. We will be taking Goldfish crackers with us on our camping trips this summer. Goldfish are a terrific on the road snack.

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  73. https://twitter.com/RayrayCrisman/status/604008980902334464

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  74. https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/604188808876163072 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  75. WE HAVE CAMPING AND CEDAR POINT PLANNED FOR THIS SUMMER!!! afjackly@oakland.edu

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  76. We will be snacking and taking Goldfish crackers along to the pool!

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  77. We will be snacking this summer on the beach at the river and poolside at the park.

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  78. Tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/604532691636088832?lang=en

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  79. i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/604879135115075585

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. i'll probably be snacking on some goldfish during our trip to Nashville!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. We will be snackin on them on our annual picnic

    JOE GERSCH

    JOEBISSY@Mail.com

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  82. These games are perfect for my kids! We will be taking our goldfish to the beach this summer for sure:)

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  83. We will be snacking on them on our road trip.

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  84. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/605584428606320641

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  85. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/605821493658812416

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  86. I plan to bring some goldfish crackers along on our camping trip later this month.

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  87. For the first time in 10 year, my hubby and I are going on a proper vacation and to the beach! Goldfish will def be coming along! LOL
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  88. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/606095785378390016
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  89. We will be enjoying our Goldfish Crackers at the Zoo!!

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  90. We will be bringing Goldfish Crackers to the pool a lot this summer!

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  91. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/606843103966863361

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  92. They make me smile because they taste great and are cute!

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  93. We take goldfish everywhere. Put them in the diaper bag for a quick snack that makes my granddaugher very happy

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  94. To the beach mostly.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  95. We bring Goldfish to the movies!

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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  96. They would be great for the beach.

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  97. We'll be snacking on a lot of fruit since we have fruit/vegetable stands all around our house!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  98. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/607863472412491776
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  99. These little guys might be tagging along on a road trip or two this summer.

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  100. We will be snacking at the city park this summer.

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  101. We will be snacking on the trails near our home

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  102. tweeted https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/608354288188968961 mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  103. We're going to be bringing goldfish with us when we visit the zoo this summer.

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  104. https://twitter.com/Stephanie64030/status/608405873787064321

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  105. We will be taking them when we go camping for the weekends!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  106. Goldfish crackers will be a part of our vacations this year!! ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

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  107. I would bring them to the beach
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  108. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/608650780153917440
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  109. Yes, we will be at the beach!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  110. I will snack on Goldfish crackers at the beach.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  111. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/608718058430021632

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  112. We will be taking them fro mn to the west coast for a roadtrip

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  113. https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/608775541634650113

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  114. Goldfish crackers were not around when I was growing up and I haven't found any that I like so I won't be snacking on them anywhere.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  115. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/608782844899368960

    slehan at juno dot com

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  116. We may try camping and well be heading to the beach, zoo and the aquarium

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  117. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/608782649105219584

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  118. I'll be snacking on our boat. They travel well, and they don't make a mess.

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  119. My Goldfish just accompanied me to the beach!

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  120. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/608810172031598592
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  121. Goldfish crackers will be with me at the lake, the zoo and on hiling trips this summer!

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  122. I'll be snacking at the ball park. Both my boys are about to being All Stars.

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  123. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/608854567548145665

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  124. We'll be at the lake doing some camping and fishing while we snack.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  125. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/608888298526744576

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  126. We take them with us when we go camping

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  127. https://twitter.com/ardy22/status/608972282967564288

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  128. Goldfish crackers go to the park and on roadtrips with my family

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  129. We take Goldfish crackers to dance classes with us.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  130. #SweepstakesEntry:

    I keep these Goldfish crackers in my desk drawer at work and plus have them at my house so I really snack anywhere and everywhere

    KC
    kacor7@hotmail.com

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  131. my #SweepstakesEntry tweet:

    https://twitter.com/thrincor/status/609017181599236096

    kacor7@hotmail.com

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  132. We're planning a trip to Alaska by both boat and land.

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  133. We bring Goldfish on summer road trips - perfect car snack!

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  134. At the kid's basketball games, summer camps and in the car are all places where we will be snacking.

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  135. Twitter Entry https://twitter.com/zanderbear/status/609053499071021056

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  136. I'll be snacking this summer that your Goldfish crackers relaxing on the beach with my nephew.

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  137. I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/609145529201786880

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  138. We'll be snacking on Goldfish in Fancy Gap VA

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  139. tweeted https://twitter.com/TrinketLove/status/609179673650667520

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  140. We'll be snacking on Goldfish crackers after baseball practice!
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  141. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/609198714838740992

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  142. We'll be snacking on Goldfish between going down the slide and swinging on the swings.

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