Locked inside the home under quarantine? As a parent, I’ve been struggling to keep my children engaged (innovatively). And, I’m sure your story is the same. While we are managing household chores, and also looking for opportunities to keep our little ones entertained, healthy (fun) cooking often goes for a toss. But, the other day while watching a video of my friend preparing a simple snack for kids. A batch of yummy 5-min microwave cupcakes and I felt like she has got this right. Her kids are happy, she’s not complaining and they’re all eating healthy foods.
So, I’ve been meaning to write this since last week. In these 7 days, I’ve made some simple snack for kids, not one but SIX.
So, let’s put on the kitchen robe and try out at least one simple snack for kids that your little one will love too.
Make sure the tasks you assign to your children are age-appropriate. No matter what the age is, all kids should be supervised. Also, embrace the mess! You can expect a few more messes when kids are in the kitchen. They are learning as they go, and the more practice they get, the more they learn.
Young toddlers can help dump or pour premeasured ingredients into a bowl, pot, or pan. This is a good time to teach them to stir, even if they need assistance. Something as minor as letting them press the button on a blender or food processor can help children feel included. As they get older, they can help measure or count amounts for an ingredient. For example, 3 eggs or 2 cups of corn.
You could try making one (or all) simple snack for kids from this list:
1. Rainbow fruit skewers
So break them out of their jam-sandwich-on-white-bread rut and get them in the kitchen with these inventive snack ideas.