Have Fun with Your Kids in the Kitchen

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We all want to enjoy our time with our children as much as possible but what are the best ways of doing this? The kitchen is a great place to get started and here are a few of the best ideas.

Make a Pizza

Pizza is among the easiest and most amusing items of food which kids can create. In fact, if you have kids of different ages then this is probably the best option in order for them to all be able to contribute and make something tasty. Add in a few fun ingredients like olives and mushrooms which you can probably fry a bit in a wok and help create an interesting and tasty image on the pizza.

Create a Cake

Cakes are also fantastic for youngsters to get involved with, although with really young kids you will need to keep a close eye on them and help them out. A good idea is to look at getting in some cake decorating supplies so that they can concentrate on the most enjoyable part of the whole process rather getting them involved in the baking or the filling of the cakes. A look on a reputable website like the Lakeland one will show you the sort of decorations you could use to make the cake as fun as possible.

Get New Drinks

Your children can also get involved in helping you make some drinks. During a hot summer freshly squeezes lemonade is always a welcome treat and it is really easy to make with the help of a food processor. Orange juice, milk shakes and iced tea are some of the other drinks which are incredibly easy to make. This can be a fun way of getting them into the kitchen and getting them used to making something which everyone in the family can use. Just be careful that they don’t go overboard with the sugar like a lot of kids tend to do.

Taste Homemade Bread

If your little ones are now old enough to try something a bit trickier then there are probably quite a few things they could help you out with. However, if they seem a bit reluctant to get started then a smart move is to get them going with something easy and which will result in a tasty treat. In this instance, it is a good idea to think about getting a bread maker, as your children are almost certain to enjoy making and then eating their own bread.


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  1. January 28, 2013 / 7:35 am

    I love to bake with the kids we made biscuit letters with the kids. We never look like those foodies blogs though..stuff goes everyewhere it never tastes quite right or looks too pretty but we have FUN!

  2. January 30, 2013 / 1:13 pm

    My not quite 2 toddler loves cooking. Like Becky, stuff goes everywhere, but it’s a great activity especially if the weather’s not good. Our favourite things to make are chewy oatmeal biscuits and muffins (recipes are on my blog).

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