We’re always telling our kids not to play with their food at the table. But sometimes playing with food is just the thing to keep everyone entertained! If your kids are anything like most, then you know that telling them not to play with their food just doesn’t work. Here are 10 food-themed activities for kids that the whole family will love!
10 Food Themed Activities for Kids
Give your little ones an opportunity to dig in the “dirt” and play with “worms” in this fun activity! Make a mud pie with gummy worms and oreo dirt for an edible treat! This is a great activity for play dates, letting kids make a dessert with friends!
Grow your own colorful, pretty, edible rock candy! Kids will love watching their candy slowly grow in size over the next few days, making spectacular crystals they can eat! Let your kids choose the color of their candy using food coloring.
Put a fresh twist on fresh lemonade! Watch as the mix in magically changes from blue to purple when it hits the lemonade! This is great for a quick burst of fun and to cool off on a hot summer day!
Make your own ice cream at home with this activity! With just a bit of dry ice, you can have fresh soft serve ice cream right in your own kitchen! Experiment with your kids trying different flavors, and make fun sundaes!
Make clear, brittle, edible glass! You’ll have a blast when everyone gets to shatter the fresh “glass” and take a bite. This recipe is just about 100% sugar, so you may want to limit everyone’s portions. It’s a super sweet snack that lets your kids break things!
Turn an ordinary egg into a rubbery, soft ball! Once you’re done letting the egg soak, you can bounce it, poke it, examine it, and more. Kids will go nuts over the way the hard shell seemingly disappears, and you can even pop it and look at the inside when you’re done!
Have fun learning about making healthy choices in this fun food-themed activity! Kids will get a hands-on learning experience with the main food groups and will sort various food items into their appropriate groups. This can help with children who are starting to make their own choices on what to eat make better decisions for their body.
Who says you can’t play with your food? Cutting up peppers or other fruits and veggies makes fun, edible stamps! Let your kids decide how to cut things up to make the most fun stamps, then paint a fun picture for the fridge!
What better way to use your homemade ice cream from earlier? Grab some food coloring and some toppings and get painting with your family! See what kinds of fun creations your kids can “paint” using food coloring on their ice cream canvas!
Food isn’t just for people after all! Have fun with your kids making all sorts of edible ornaments to hang outside, and watch the wildlife come have a snack too! You’ll love watching and finding out what sort of creatures live near your home!
Everyone loves food, and everyone loves playing. When you bring them together, you’re bound to have a blast!
// Studying The Mystery of History Volume II this year? Remember to add The Mystery of History Volume II Cookbook to your fun! The historical recipes in the cookbook will take you on a culinary journey through the cultures and times of the Early Church and the Middle Ages. There is a recipe for each of the 28 weeks of The Mystery of History, Volume 2. Along with ingredient lists and step-by-step cooking instructions, there are notes about the foods and customs of the period the recipe represents. Includes printable recipe cards and a geographic index!