27 Ways For Kids To Play With Food

I know your mom probably told you not to play with your food but I really think you should. Kids can learn so many great concepts by playing with food as well as become more familiar with new foods and even make dinner time struggles to try new things easier. Here are some of our very favorite ways for kids to play with food .

Ice Cream Taste Test
Salt Art
Yogurt Painting
Wormy Dirt Treats
Rainbow Gelatin Sensory Tub
Emotional Snowmen
Ice Cream Cone Witches Hat
Heart Shaped Pizza
Marshmallow Structures
Letter C Cookies
Paint & Eat Waffles
Worm Painting with Noodles
Mushroom Painting
Marshmallow Rainbow
Garden Vegetable Painting
Banana Ghosts
Apple Print Wreath
Baby’s First Finger Painting with Puree
Homemade Kid’s Meal
Potato Prints
Coffee Grounds Sensory Tub
Pretend Play Grocery Store
Egg Toss
Orange Printing
Turn Dinner into Playtime
Cereal Bracelet
Marshmallow Skull

 

Make Green Food For St.Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. You can’t have St. Patrick’s Day without eating something green and we know how easy that can be with little kids. One way to encourage healthy eating is to play with food, make up recipes and taste test!  So we made these super easy green popscicles that are all natural , no food coloring and we even  had fun playing test kitchen trying a few times to make the color green.

Attempt #1


Ingredients: We opened the fridge and looked for blue and yellow ingredients. We settled on blueberries and lemonade.  You and I both know that it won’t blend to green but as long as the waste isn’t too much let your kids experiment. As soon as my son poured in the lemonade he could see that this was not the mix we needed. It was super tasty though and I blended it and drank it!

Attempt #2


Ingredients : We went back to the fridge and grabbed the spinach. I suggested the yogurt ( vanilla or lemon would make it yummier) and we tried again.

Blended.

Strained the big spinach out.

Froze it

Taste test – he loved it! It tasted like watery lemon to me, if you are going for tasty – add a ripe banana and like mentioned above use vanilla or lemon yogurt. These green treats we made a few years ago were great.

The point of this activity was the process of  trial and error, color mixing and having fun with healthy food!