Foodie fun for kids
Fun foodie ideas for the kids holiday, from indoor picnics to the best 'pick your own' farms.
Come rain or shine, getting creative with food is a great way of keeping your brood happy in the holidays. Keeping kids entertained with foodie projects is not only a fun and creative way to spend some time together, but can also help build healthy eating habits and reconnect them to where food comes from - from a day out at a 'pick your own' farm to helping make homemade pizza for supper.
So whether you're sheltering from the storm or taking the kids for a sunny day out, we have plenty of ideas to keep them busy in and out of the house.
THE GREAT INDOORS
Kids not impressed with the great British summer? Don't despair, grab a pint-sized pinny, cover those surfaces and brace yourself for an afternoon of baking fun. Our kids baking feature is packed full of tips, recipe ideas and decoration techniques...
If you want to get really creative with lollipops, marshmallows, buttons and fruit then take a look at our cake decoration guide for fun ideas and inspiration. If you want to go all out, then edible glitter is most children's idea of cooking heaven; you'll just have to embrace the mess.
Or check our some of our following recipes:
Children aged 5 +The smallest of hands can help sprinkle hundreds and thousands on these simple iced buns, just make sure some make it further than mouths...
Children aged 8-14
Getting kids to help make their own lunch or dinner is a great way of giving them cooking confidence and combating fussy eaters - kids are often far happier to dig in if they've been involved in the cooking process first. Give them enough practice and they might even be making you lunch soon...
Children aged 3-6
Children aged 5-9
Children aged 8-14
For more inspiration visit our kids cooking collection kids cooking collection.
Rain won't go away? There's nothing to stop you from having an indoor picnic, whip up a homemade tent (otherwise known as a blanket thrown over a couple of chairs) and camp out with some delicious picnic treats...
Celebrate summer, a birthday or just the school holidays by letting the kids ask some friends round and laying on a few, quick to make, party treats - if nothing else it's a good excuse to get out the jelly and ice cream.
Weather taken a turn for the better? Click onto page 2 for outdoor food fun, from child-friendly barbecue recipes to foraging guides.