Are you ready for spring yet? I so am. And I’ve just decided I’m going to start thinking about spring—pastel colors, flowers in bloom, Easter crafts for kids, birds singing, sweet strawberries, and gardening barefoot—no matter what the weather is doing outside. This winter has been longer and colder and snowier than I would have […]
Cooking with Kids
Cooking with kids is rewarding as a family bonding activity, a creative outlet, an educational opportunity, sensory exploration, and for learning basic life skills. Includes kids' recipes, tips for cooking with kids, and favorite kids' cookbooks.
My kids have always enjoyed helping me in the kitchen—measuring, pouring, mixing, tasting. But in the past year, Maia (now 8) graduated herself to cooking on her own. She started with familiar dishes from her much-used copy of Pretend Soup, such as popovers, strawberry surprise muffins, number salad, and blueberry pancakes. Then she moved on […]
I'm embarrassed to tell you when we made this Halloween gingerbread house. But I will anyway. Maia LOVES making gingerbread houses and basically has them on the mind all year round. She wanted to make a beach-themed gingerbread house and I said we would when we went to the beach. We didn't make it there […]
One of the activities from my spring crafts eBook is a nest snack that kids create out of peanut butter playdough and pretzel sticks. And then they eat it! When the kids made these snacks the first time around, for the eBook, there wasn't any Easter candy in the stores yet, so we used pastel-colored […]