More Ideas for Kids Fun-Cooking with Mom

More Ideas for Kids Fun-Cooking with Mom

More Ideas for Kids FunCooking with Mom

Kids fun ideas, especially at an early age, have a lot to do with home and hearth.  Baking cookies, making decorations, or just reading with Mom were such special times.  I try to include my kids somehow in whatever activity I am doing around the house.  I bought special slip on socks that they can skate down the hallway wearing to help dust the hardwood floors.  I have step stools so they can help me cook, and, of course, I keep a book of fairy tales by my own bedside in case they want to cuddle up with me on a rainy day.  One of the best kids activities that I’ve found is simply cooking.  Kids enjoy being a part of food preparation—and who can blame them?  It’s relaxing, tasty, and the smells stay with you for a lifetime.  As fall approaches there are limitless ideas for what can be made together in the kitchen.  One idea that I recently found online is making “apple” lollipops that they can take to school to give to their teachers and classmates.

This will require a tiny bit of prep shopping at a store that sells candy making supplies.  Believe it or not,  I’ve found everything I need for this at Wal-Mart and Target so you don’t need to trek to a bakery shop for supplies.  Unless you really want to, of course.

Kids Fun: Apple Lollypops

You will need:

  • Lollipop sticks, dipsticks, or thin straws
  • Red candy coating (this can be red melt-able candy wafers or you can use almond bark and red food coloring)
  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Chocolate icing
  • Green fruit rollups
  • Pretzel sticks

The first step is just to make and bake the cake according to the package directions.  Once the cake has been cooled break it up in a large bowl and mix in the chocolate frosting.  Bring the kids in at this point to help you “shape” the apples.  This is the epitome of kids fun!  They get to put their hands into a gooey chocolate mixture and form tiny apples from it.  Have them place the “apples” on a sheet of wax paper while you heat up the red candy coating in a bowl using your microwave.

Step two is just taking the lollipop sticks and sticking them into the “apples” and then dipping the apples in the red candy coating.  When you place them on the wax paper to dry the tops will flatten slightly like a Macintosh apple.

When the candy coating is almost dry, allow your children to break off bits of the green fruit rollups to make leaves to place on the top and use a pretzel stick for the stem.

I promise you, not only is this one of those easy kids activities to do with the kids, but they will enjoy both sharing and eating them with their classmates.  It’s a tasty alternative to the apple on the desk routine we used to do.

I’d love to hear your idea for cake pops—I’m sure a Halloween pumpkin could be done the same way.  Till next time, I hope you enjoyed this tiny example of simple kids fun.

Kids Craft

Kids Craft

Kids Craft…

Easter Kids Crafts: A Craft that is Tasty

Here is a kids craft that is so much fun to create with your child around Easter time. Kids projects should be educational as well as fun, this makes learning a lot easier. Easter kids crafts are not only fun to make but they can also teach your child a little bit about cooking and preparing food.

Kids Crafts Ideas

Kids Crafts Ideas

Below we have listed the simple ingredients.
� Shredded breakfast cereal
� Melted chocolate
� Chocolate covered raisins (white chocolate that is)

First you will crumble the cereal into a bowl. Be sure not to have any large chucks. Using a spoon mix the melted chocolate into the cereal. Line a muffin pan with foil. Place a spoonful of the mix into the individual muffins. Pat down the mixture. Leave in a cool place so that the mixture can become hard. Once the nests have cooled and are hard. Place them on a platter. Arrange three to four chocolate covered raisins in each nest. Take pieces of ribbon and curl them. Add the ribbon to the plate to give some extra color. This is an Easter delight sure to please.

Visit our blog each month presented by www.treasureboxkids.com to view more kids projects and kids crafts ideas as well as helpful parenting tips.

Kids Craft

Kids Craft

Kids Craft

Easter Kids Crafts: A Craft that is Tasty

Here is a kids craft that is so much fun to create with your child around Easter time. Kids projects should be educational as well as fun, this makes learning a lot easier. Easter kids crafts are not only fun to make but they can also teach your child a little bit about cooking and preparing food.

Kids Craft

Kids Craft

Below we have listed the simple ingredients.
� Shredded breakfast cereal
� Melted chocolate
� Chocolate covered raisins (white chocolate that is)

First you will crumble the cereal into a bowl. Be sure not to have any large chucks. Using a spoon mix the melted chocolate into the cereal. Line a muffin pan with foil. Place a spoonful of the mix into the individual muffins. Pat down the mixture. Leave in a cool place so that the mixture can become hard. Once the nests have cooled and are hard. Place them on a platter. Arrange three to four chocolate covered raisins in each nest. Take pieces of ribbon and curl them. Add the ribbon to the plate to give some extra color. This is an Easter delight sure to please.

Visit our blog each month presented by www.treasureboxkids.com to view more kids projects and kids crafts ideas as well as helpful parenting tips.

Kids Activities: Raising Thankful Kids

Kids Activities: Raising Thankful Kids

Kids Activities: Raising Thankful Kids

Doing kids activities is helpful when teaching kids to be thankful in everyday life. Here at www.treasureboxkids.com we know that while we strive to make the outside look good on your child there is another aspect to raising kids that is so important.

Family Activities

Family Activities

One important factor that we often overlook is being grateful for what we have. Our example to our kids is more important than anything we say or do. If we model our gratitude to them and have frequent family activities, they will be grateful right back. Thanking our children and letting them know how the little things they do mean a lot will give them added self-esteem as well as encourage them to be more giving and grateful.

New York psychologist Michael Schulman PhD author of the book Bringing Up A Moral Child had a wonderful suggestion for raising thankful kids. Make a chart listing all the things that each family member did during the day with the needs of someone else in mind. This is a graphic illustration of how you are raising thankful kids.

Doing kids projects and chores beginning when they are young is also a beneficial way of raising thankful kids. It is especially helpful if at time you do the chore with them. All of us can relate to making the job easier and give them a positive attitude when we have some company.

Please check with www.treasureboxkids.com every month for more fun kids activities, parenting tips, birthday party ideas, and adorable children�s clothing.

Kids Craft

Kids Activities

Kids Activities

Some wonderful kids activities can actually help Mom around the house as well as teach children responsibility. Teaching your children to help around the house can be a kids activity that is taught at a very early age. It can also be fun and not a grueling experience.

Kids Projects

Kids Projects

Children activities can be simple and teach kids as well. You can make your own customized calendar by downloading them from the internet. They are usually blank and therefore ready for you to personalize.

Write down the expectations you have for chores from your children for the coming month. Purchase stick on stars from the dollar store or any teachers� store. For each day that the chores are completed give your child a star. If you have more than one child participating have them pick the color star that will represent them on the calendar.

At the end of the month if all the days have stars it is cause for celebration. These kids projects can be fun and will help you around the house as well. When it comes time for awards you can decide how you want to reward your child. I had told my children we would go shopping for their special prize. I was pleasantly surprised that they picked very inexpensive gifts. It seemed that the self-esteem they accomplished from having a full calendar of stars was very gratifying in itself.

If you feel you need to set limits, do so at the beginning of the month so that there are not any disappointments. This will also encourage them for the coming month. You may also want to take the children out for some kids fun at maybe an arcade or a park.

This and other kids activities can be found monthly by visiting our blog at www.treasureboxkids.com. We also offer brand name children�s clothing at affordable prices.

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