School is out for the summer and I am sure you have a few little ones scurrying around the house looking for things to do. Doing some fun and creative cooking activities together is a great way to bond with your kiddo and have their attention focused on something. Whether you’re making a fun little treat or something healthy, colorful and cute foods are the way to keep the attention of youngsters in the kitchen. If they are making a monster out of apples, they aren’t going to leave their monster half done! They will see it to the end. On a rainy day, activities like this are just what you need to bring the family together.

1. Earth Cookies

Bake up some beautiful earth cookies with your kids! These cookies require some skill in figuring out what the cookie will end up looking like, so it’s a great challenge for everyone involved.

http://blog.beau-coup.com/fun-earth-day-crafts-activities-for-kids-and-adults Photos and Recipe By: Beau-Coup

2. Grape and Toothpick Structure

Make a castle out of toothpicks and grapes, then eat them after!

https://artfulparent.com/2012/05/edible-art-grape-toothpick-sculptures.html Photos and Recipe By: Artful Parent

3. Monster Apples

These monster are friendly, we promise! Make a variety of different monster friends for a fun snack.

http://parentingchaos.com/halloween-monster-apples/ Photos and Recipe By: Parenting Chaos

4. Strawberry Ladybugs

This sweet and healthy treats will help even your littlest child recognize a ladybug next time they see one outside!

http://thesoccermomblog.com/2016/01/07/fruit-ladybugs/ Photos and Recipes By: The Soccer Mom Blog

5. Coconut Macaroon Nests

Spring and summer are all about new life! Make these sweet little birds nests as a special rainy day treat.

http://inspiredbycharm.com/2017/03/coconut-macaroon-nests.html Photos and Recipe By: Inspired By Charm

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6. Summer Campfire Snacks

Serve up a classic childhood snack with a camping theme!

https://www.skiptomylou.org/summer-campfire-snacks-by-inspiration-for-moms/ Photos and Recipe By: Skip To My Lou

7. Rice Krispie Treat Monster

Kids will have a blast creating their own Rise Krispie monster, especially with different eye sizes to choose from!

http://onelittleproject.com/rice-krispie-treat-monsters/ Photos and Recipe By: One Little Project

8. Mickey Mouse Oreos

If you just got back from Disneyland or are about to go, make these cookies with the children to share your love for your favorite mouse.

https://lilluna.com/mickey-mouse-oreos/ Photos and Recipe By: Lilluna

9. Apple Dipper Sticks

Wanting to give your little ones a treat without being too unhealthy? This apple snack is just what you need!

https://www.isavea2z.com/delicious-apple-dipper-sticks/ Photos and Recipe By: iSave A to Z

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10. Breakfast Sundaes

Bring a smile to your kids’ faces when you serve up this fun breakfast!

https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/breakfast-sundaes/ Photos and Recipe By: Dinner At The Zoo

 

 

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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