Happy Friday!! Before The Week of the Young Child comes to a close, I’d like to leave you with some ideas you can bring into the kitchen with your kiddos this weekend. I’ve searched the internet for super simple, clever food related ideas and recipes that are kid-friendly. Preschoolers and older children will enjoy making all of these.
The items on this list are easy enough that you can probably do at least three of these over the weekend. There’s a few in here already on my shopping list :).
The first two pictures are my own that are not on Spanglish Spoon but shared on Instagram. Not following me yet? Come on over and follow me @spanglishspoon for some random behind the scenes pics!
Now grab a pen and piece of paper because you’re going to want to write some of these ideas down ;).
Let’s start with Homemade corn tortillas. They’re a staple in our household so we make these about once or twice a month for fun. When we do, we all get together as a family and make it a taco night. There’s always so much conversation going on when we make them. I cherish these moments with my family.
Another one of my favorites shared on Instagram were the Nutella and Whipped Cream Filled Strawberries. I found them on pinterest one day and showed my daughter. She made them the next day!
Just slice off the stem, flip it over, slice the pointy end of the strawberry off and carve out some of the strawberry flesh inside to make a small bowl for the filling. Be careful not to carve all the way through to the bottom though. Then just fill ’em and top ’em! Easy peasy!
Some of my favorites that I found on the web:
Grape and Toothpick Sculptures from Artful Parent will get your kiddos brainstorming a whole bunch of ways to make different shapes. I love how this snack activity sparks a child’s imagination.
Frozen Yogurt Dots found on One Good Thing by Jillee couldn’t be any simpler. This one is number one on our to-do list.
Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Almond-Covered Banana Popsicles from Got Chocolate is a simple and sweet treat.
Spaghetti Jelly Fish tutorial on WikiHow is just crazy genius! I don’t know who came up with this idea, but I know my son is going to LOVE making these. I think he will like them better without the sauce though. Number two on our list!
Finally, how about some English Muffin Pizzas?! We’ve made these before for a last minute dinner idea. The great thing about these is the flexibility of toppings. It would be perfect for a Friday night dinner because you can use whatever leftover lunch meat, vegetables, cheese, etc. that you have in the fridge. You can even use different bread rolls or baguettes if you like!
Drinks are always on the menu, so how about some Fresh Strawberry Lemonade?! This recipe comes from Rebecca Coleman of Cooking with My Kid. A couple other favorites I found there are the Broccoli Cheddar Biscuit Muffins and Turkey Cucumber Wheels. She also has a great list of tips on how to deal with a picky eater.
All this searching for easy recipes for kids got me thinking; I need to start a new category for Simple kid-friendly recipes!
That’s it for today my friends. I hope you get to try some of these over the weekend with the kiddos in your life.
By the way, if you didn’t see my previous post, check it out! I’m hosting a giveaway for a child’s set of Curious Chef knives and it ends tonight! Enter here!!
Have a great weekend!