Welcome back to Day 2 of my series 5 Days of Summer Activities for Children. Yesterday we talked about 5 crafts you can do in the summer time. Today, we talk about food! What child doesn’t love food?
Do you enjoy making meal time fun? I don’t take the time to do this often, but it was easy enough that I think we’ll start making it a regular feature around here. The kids, of course, love it!
What’s on the menu?
- Cucumber Snakes
- Fake Fried Eggs
- Sandwich Balls
- Celebration Soda
- Pudding Cones
Supplies: Cucumbers, Raisins & Red Pepper or Tomato (for tongue)
Directions: Cut cucumber in slices and then cut slices in half, making them roughly the same size in thickness. Arrange them as pictured, in a snake form. Use a raisin for the eye and a small red pepper or tomato slice for a tongue.
Fake Fried Eggs
Supplies: Vanilla Yogurt, Canned Peach Halves
Directions: Put vanilla yogurt on a plate. Put peach half in the middle of that yogurt, making it look like a fried egg. I once used this as an April Fool’s joke on my kids. They thought it was hilarious!
Supplies: White bread, peanut butter, jelly, fruit leather [ie. fruit roll ups] (optional), small muffin cups
Directions: Cut crust off of bread slice. Put a dab of peanut butter, jelly, or both in the middle of your slice. Fold in the corners and squeeze the bottom together in a ball. Flip it over, so the pretty side is up. Cut fruit leather into shapes and put on the top to dress them up a little.
Supplies: lemon lime soda, blue & red Kool Aid, ice-cube trays
Directions: Make up the Kool Aid and pour into ice-cube trays to freeze. Once they’re frozen, put them in a glass of lemon lime soda. Watch as the colors meld together and change the colors of your soda. My kids decided to throw a grape in their cubes, too, just for fun. This would make a fantastic 4th of July Celebration drink!
Supplies: Ice Cream Cones, Instant Pudding, Sprinkles
Directions: Make the pudding as directed on the box. Fill cones with pudding and put sprinkles on top. Super easy and amazingly good! My kids wanted to do this again the next day!
We had all of these for a meal one evening. Of course, they all thought it was so much fun. You could easily just choose one, to make a fun little treat. They’re putting their heads together on when we can do it again! Little do they know that I’m going to come up with some more fun foods to try out first! Making memories, that’s what it’s all about!
Are you a fun food mom? What’s your favorite fun food to make?
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