If you think that it is difficult to manage your high-spirited tots when you are not around in the nursery, then try hooking their attention with some amusing kitchen crafts. Wonder how? Well, kids love to make themselves useful, especially in the kitchen or anywhere where their mommy is around. So, if you are a busy mom and don’t really know how to deal with your starved tots once they are back from school, this write-up on preschool cooking ideas should come to your rescue. Involving your kids in cooking isn’t just a great way to catch up with them even while you are busy in the kitchen, but is also a fun activity for the kids. All you need is a chef’s hat, apron and a few simple, smart and yummy recipes to start with. Your kids won’t just have great fun chomping on the ginger man, but will also have a great time making it. For more ideas on preschool cooking, check out the fun, easy recipes given below and have a wonderful time watching your kids as they whip up their own fun culinary creations.
Fun Preschool Cooking Ideas
- Half cup Milk
- White Bread (a loaf)
- Food Coloring (various colors)
- Clean Pastry Brush
- Depending on the number of food colors you would like to use for your toast, you can take three or more containers and pour 2 tablespoon of milk in each of these bowls.
- Add a few drops of food color to each of the bowls and mix well until you get the desired shade.
- Take a loaf of bread and slice it into thin pieces.
- Using a pastry brush, paint the bread with the colored milk. You can make faces or interesting designs depending on how you want your toast to turn out.
- Push the bread in the toaster.
- Once your toast pops out, butter it and treat your tot to a yummy morning breakfast.
- 1 cup dried fruits (raisins, date nuggets, dried apricots, banana chips, dried papaya, dried cranberries, apple chips, dried cherries)
- 1 cup nuts and/or seeds (almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
- 1 cup dry Cereal (choose any non-sugary kind)
- Pretzels (a few)
- Sesame Sticks (optional)
- Oriental Rice Crackers (optional)
- Paper Bag or Zip Lock Bag
- Get hold of a paper bag or zip lock bag, add equal parts of dried fruit, nuts, and cereals and gently shake them.
- Add some pretzels or any sweet or salty add-ins of your choice and toss the ingredients together.
- Your trail mix is ready to be gobbled up.
- Apple Slices (a few)
- Peanut Butter
- Tortilla Wraps (a few)
- Warm the tortilla wraps in a microwave oven for 10 seconds and remove them from the oven.
- Using a spatula, neatly spread some peanut butter on the tortillas.
- Arrange the apple slices on top of peanut butter, roll up the tortilla and enjoy a quick bite.
- 1 packet Vanilla Cake Mix
- Food Coloring (preferably 3 different colors)
- Cut open the packet of vanilla cake mix and prepare the cake batter as per the instructions.
- Divide the batter into three different bowls and add a few drops of different colors in each bowl.
- Ask your tot to mix the color and the batter until evenly mixed.
- Take a greased tin and ask your kid to spoon the batter on the tin in any sequence they like.
- Push the cake in the oven and allow it to bake.
- The rainbow cake is now ready to be devoured.
These fun preschool cooking ideas are not only guaranteed to keep your tiny tots engaged, but will keep their tiny tummies happy as well.