Fun with Food Activities
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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Kids Cooking Activity Pages
Included on this page:
Kids Cooking Games
Coloring pages and worksheets
Making food fun ideas
Food Trivia Questions and Fun Fact
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.
Food nutrition and
All about food trivia questions
Mystery Food Photos
We have 12 up close photos of food. Do you think you can guess what
mystery food photos are?
Kids Cooking Games
~ Check out our online free
list and tips on using online games as
well as offline suggestions for kids cooking games and fun.
~ Try some fun kids cooking party
. These game ideas are designed to play in a group, with
your friends or family or at a party.
Cooking Contest for Kids
Come see our monthly theme
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.
Kids Cooking Printables and Worksheets
Check our free kids
section for worksheets and printables.
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
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
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
- Make homemade
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.
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on fun cookie cutters
whatever you can into fun shapes. Kids love this and it is so simple
it is worth implementing in your meals.
. Create a menu and make a "big" deal out of dinner.
Kids love to eat with their hands so try some ideas for fun
homemade taco salad bowls
or scoop out the inside of a roll for a bread
bowls for soup.
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Add an easy dip recipe
meals. Serve the dip in a fancy or small serving dish.
Try making some simple
. They can easily be made fun by pouring in a
decorative glass and top with a umbrella
toothpick or fun straw.
Try some fun picnic
ideas and recipes.
Picnics are a great way for kids to get involved packing and
Let kids create vegetable platters
or fruit platters
to serve with dinner. Let them decide on
how to arrange them. You'll might be surprised what they come up
with. I was!
Using fruit kids already love and changing it a little to suit a
theme or holiday is a simple way to make food fun.
Making Fun with Food by Color
A variety of colors gets kids attention so make sure you have a colorful
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.
Find out what
color has to do with making food appealing?
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.
More Fun with Food Ideas
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