There are many reasons why the kids might be home from school or camp. This time in particular its because of winter break! I've decided to compile 10 exciting stay at home activities for kids in case your looking for some things to keep them entertained. Most of the activities are food related, but I did throw in some arts and crafts as well! I hope you and your family enjoy these ideas!
A bunch of them were made in collaboration with Kosher.com, so follow the direct link to the post on their site!
What activities are included in 10 exciting stay at home activities for kids post?
- Rainbow grilled cheese
- Homemade play doh
- Tape art
- Sugar cookies
- Pancake art
- Banana split breakfasts
- Rainbow cake
- Edible cookie dough
- Monster cookies
- Microwave potato chips
Grilled cheese is that classic comfort food that kids and adults both love! This rainbow version is a fun way to jazz it up! I like to use gel food coloring because it’s more concentrated and produces a brighter end result, but feel free to use regular food coloring, or natural food coloring if you don’t have it.
What’s more fun than playing with play dough? Making your own! This recipe is so easy to make and such a pleasure to work with. We added essential oils in delicious flavors like bubblegum and blue cotton candy for even more fun.
A craft activity that can be adapted for toddlers through tweens? Yes, please! Each age group starts out with a fresh white canvas and painter’s tape. Then they can customize however they choose. Toddlers can use dot paint, young kids can use acrylic paint with paint brushes and spray paint is for the big ones!
This is a great craft for when everyone is off and you need them all to be preoccupied together.
This sugar cookie recipe is the perfect base for a few hours of cookie baking fun! You can use any cookie cutter shapes you'd like and decorate with cookie icing and sprinkles!
Pancake art has taken the world by storm! There are some incredibly intricate designs out there that will amaze you, but anyone can have fun with a few basic supplies. I had so much fun testing out different shapes, I know the kids (and you) will too!
Looking for a healthy and fun way to get your kids to eat breakfast? We have three words for you. Breakfast Banana Split.
What kid would turn down a banana split?
With good-for-you toppings like granola, fresh fruit, and yogurt, you’ll feel great about what they’re eating, and they'll start the day with a huge smile!
Feel free to mix up toppings and flavors, or let the kids customize their own! Below are some of our favorite flavor combos.
This is a crazy easy recipe, perfect if your not much of a baker! It uses boxed cake mix and food coloring. I prefer gel because it produces the most vibrant final product, but you can use any type! The kids will enjoy mixing the colors in the batter and eating it..of course!
Who doesn't have a secret stash of frozen cookie dough that's perfect for midnight snacking?? Make your own funfetti version that's perfectly safe to eat!
Don't worry...these cookies are very kid friendly! They are full of so many goodies like oats, peanut butter, lentils and chocolate chips. Your kids will have fun baking them and go crazy for the taste!
Looking for a fun, easy food-related activity? Try these homemade potato chips made in the microwave!! Yes, it really works! The potatoes need a little prep work that's perfect for kids to keep busy with. Experiment with different seasonings, potatoes, and oils! It’s a delicious homemade snack and so much fun for the whole family! Feel free to make a yummy dip to go with them as well.