This fun with food section includes kids cooking games, food
jokes, food trivia questions, ideas on how to make eating and food
more fun and food related coloring pages among other fun activities.
Go ahead and take a break from cooking in the kitchen and take a
quiz, send in a joke, play a game or try one of these kids cooking
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Test your knowledge with food trivia with these kids trivia
questions. We've included the answers so you can see how well you've
done. Once you've filled out the quiz and submitted your answers,
you'll be taken to the answer page.
Come see our monthly theme
recipe contest and enter for a chance to win. Each contest has
a different focus, for example past contests have been pasta
recipes, snack recipes, holiday related recipes or salad recipes,
among other themes. Prizes and themes change monthly.
We have many worksheets and smaller ebooks located in our store
Making Kids Food Fun
How do you create fun with food activities during meal time?
If you want kids to be interested in healthy eating you need to make
food fun and creative. There are several ways to make food appealing
to kids and encourage kids to eat their fruits and vegetables.
Having Fun with Food Ideas
mini versions of dinner. If
you are making meatloaf, for example, make mini loaves or shape your
meatloaf into fun creations. I have several mini pans shaped like
stars, hearts and trees. These work great for meatloaf but you don't
have to have mini pans to create. Meatloaf will shape well and then
can be placed on a tin foil lined cookie sheet for the easiest
cleanup. Meatloaf is also a great recipe to include pureed or finely
chopped vegetables. Other mini versions could be mini meatballs,
small taco shells or mini pies.
creativity in your kids by letting
them create their dinner into a Picasso design or animal.
Use vegetables, shredded cheese, chopped nuts, cornflakes or
whatever you have that goes with your dinner.
Many times I arrange the food into a funny
face depending on what we're having. For example, create
mashed potato hair or beard, meatball or hard boiled eggs for eyes
and green beans for hair. Kids love the surprise and they enjoy
being able to eat the face a little at a time.
Here are some more ideas for
creating fun with food.
Create baked potatoes to look like animals by using vegetables
and shredded cheese.
Make chicken or beef kabobs
into caterpillars. Use a tomato or mushroom for the
pizzas and let kids decorate faces with the toppings or
making artful creations. Or cut cheese slices out with mini
cookie cutters and place on the pizza.
Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in one easy to read format.
on fun cookie cutters. Cut
whatever you can into fun shapes. Kids love this and it is so simple
it is worth implementing in your meals.
A variety of colors gets kids attention so make sure you have a colorful
food plate. Choosing foods that look good together is a big
part of making food appealing. It may be something many people don't
think about but if you make the plate of food look appetizing kids
will be more interested in eating it.
This goes for yummy food on the plate as well as colorful and
exciting food. Serve a balance of different colored foods to your
family. Seeing one color on the plate isn't going to get anyone to
eat their dinner.