Here are a few easy recipes for kids to manage.
These are designed for little ones but please use your discretion as some kids may not be ready to use a blunt table knife (and certainly NOT a kitchen knife), and others are ready to use the stove to boil eggs.
You will know what is appropriate for your child.
What is important about kids activities is to make it really simple and not too long. Children don’t have a long attention span, so you don’t want them to get bored otherwise it’ll just put them off the activity and they won’t be interested.
So, give them a fun experience in a short span of time and yes, they will get messy, but it’s ok. Just go with the flow.
Here’s some easy recipes for kids
Cindy has a family focused website Family Fun Plus! Try the recipe for easy lemonade. This is a recipe the kids will enjoy doing themselves. This site is full of fun ideas for activities with the family.
Fruit in Jello
|• 12 strawberries, cut into halves. For safety, use a butter knife
• 1 packet strawberry jelly (Jelly crystals to make 2 cups of jelly)
• 1 cup hot water, 3/4 cup cold water
• 1 wide plastic mould
|• Empty contents of jelly packet into mould• Add 1 cup hot water. Stir until all crystals have dissolved. Please take care with children handling hot water. You may have to do this step for them.
• Add 3/4 cup cold water. Stir in
• Scatter halved strawberries
|• Refrigerate till set. This will be about 4 hours
Serve with a contrasting colored fruit such as kiwi fruit or peaches.
Now, how easy was that!
Kids love jello and they love fruit. They can make this just as easily for their friends before they come around to play. It helps teach children the simple art of entertaining.
In this recipe we use less water than the packet instructions so that the jello is firmer and not wobbly
Wishing you happy cooking!