Recipe Roundups

16 Fun and Easy Summer Recipes That Preschoolers Can Make

Nechama Fink June 25, 2024

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Hooray, summer vacation is here! It’s the best time to have fun, get creative, and make wonderful memories with your little ones. Most people try to stay out of the kitchen, but sometimes it’s the best place to be! Cooking together is not just a great way to bond but also a fantastic opportunity to teach your preschoolers about counting, measuring, and following directions – all while having a blast!

In this super fun roundup, we’ve collected a bunch of easy and yummy recipes that your preschoolers will love making (and eating!). Think colorful mini sprinkle cookies, no-bake cheesecakes, and cool banana fun pops. Each recipe is designed to be simple, engaging, and bursting with fun, ensuring your tiny chefs can take the lead.

Picture this: making fruit smoothies together for a refreshing snack before a splash in the pool, or whipping up a batch of delicious cinnamon twists for a picnic in the park. These recipes are perfect for all your summer adventures and will make every moment special.

So, grab your aprons and let’s get cooking! It’s time to laugh, learn, and enjoy some tasty treats together. Get ready for a summer filled with delicious memories and lots of fun in the kitchen. Happy cooking and happy summer!

1. Mini Cinnamon Twists by Dorit Teichman

2. Cookie Dough Stuffed Pretzels by Shoshi and Tzippy Newman

So easy and delicious that they will disappear faster than you can turn around!

3. Easiest, Creamiest Mango Sorbet by Mirel Freylich

This sorbet is so smooth, you can serve it straight from the freezer, no defrosting time necessary. It also has that perfectly balanced sweetness you only get from the homemade stuff.

4. Confetti Sprinkle Cupcakes by Leah Klein

These soft and moist cupcakes are exceptional! I guarantee this will become your kids’ favorite recipe for their Siyums and parties.

5. Fruity Smoothie by Gitty Friedman

This is such a delicious and refreshing drink, plus the color is gorgeous! Perfect for a hot summer morning.

6. Two-Tone Fruit Pops by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

Here’s a really simple way to make a pretty, delicious frozen treat. Find more frozen treats for keeping cool in this post!

7. Classic Sprinkle Cookies by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

There was no way I could write an article about cookies and not include sprinkle cookies! These are only eight ingredients and loaded with sprinkles.

8. Homemade Oreo Cookies by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

Everyone loves Oreo-style cookies! Have you ever tried making them at home? They are easy and fun for the kids. You don’t even need a special cookie cutter; just use a glass with a two-inch diameter.

9. Cookie Bark by Faigy Murray

This is the perfect solution for any time you have leftover snacks. You can put in any type of cookie, pretzel or nut—anything works.

10. Klik-Chip Frozen Popcorn Clusters by Mirel Freylich

I was surprised by how user-friendly these are—both the prep and the eating. It’s the perfect treat to have on hand.

11. Mini Chocolate-Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Victoria Dwek

The perfect size for the mini people in your life! Watch more 4 Amazing Things!

12. Mini Sprinkle Cookies by Leah Nagel

These soft, chewy one-bite vanilla sprinkle cookies are easy to make and even easier to pop into your mouth repeatedly. Kids and adults alike will adore these tiny sprinkle cookies, which are the size of a large button. And if you want, you can use the recipe to make regular-size sprinkle cookies.

13. Banana Split Ice Cream Pie by Naomi Elberg

Here’s a quick, effortless, no frills, no bake, kid (as well as adult) friendly Banana Split Ice Cream Pie “recipe.” There’s no mixer required, and it can even be prepared on Yom Tov. It may even take you on a stroll down memory lane to the ice cream parlor. Alternatively you can make this recipe using parve ice cream and whip for the (hopefully hot) upcoming summer months and beyond. Read the full post here.

14. Banana Fun Pops from the Dining In Cookbook

Fun, frozen pops, to treat the kids (and adults!) after they take a Yom Tov afternoon nap!

15. 3-Ingredient No-Bake Cheesecake by Naomi Elberg

Looking for a no bake cheesecake recipe that makes your life a lot easier… and sweeter? Forget the water baths and cracking- we’ll tell you how to make a perfect cheesecake in minutes. This easy no bake cheesecake will be delicious without any baking at all. What makes this one better than other no-bake cheesecake recipes, you ask? It has only 3 ingredients, and there’s no mixer needed! Like we said, literally the easiest cheesecake. This cheesecake recipe calls for whipped cream cheese but you can also use ricotta if you want to go healthier. The secret ingredient is a package of instant vanilla pudding mix. Topping ideas are all yours: see the recommended list for inspiration! If you’ve ever wondered how to make a no bake cheesecake—and whether it could really be as simple as it seems— just scroll down for the ingredients and directions. Enjoy!

16. Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

Grilled cheese is that classic comfort food that kids and adults both love! This rainbow version is a fun way to jazz it up!