So your kids are off from school and you want them entertained. What better way to keep them busy than to cook or bake with them? It may seem like a stressful activity, but with the right mindset it can actually be a lot of fun for both your kids AND you! Yes, really.
Cooking and baking for small kids is a great fine motor and sensory activity, and for your bigger kids it’s an amazing way to express some creativity! And if your kids are up for the task, have them cook dinner.
Enlist your kids in making some amazing Shabbat foods too!
- White Chocolate Cookie Butter Nutty Buddies by Chaia Frishman
With white chocolate, cookie butter and a dash of cinnamon, welcome to this game-changer for snack time.
- 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.
- Pretzel Dogs by Esty Wolbe
Why bother with crumbly, defrosted hot dog buns when you can wrap your hot dogs in fluffy, salty pretzel buns?
Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Sara 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!
- Mini Cheerio Donuts by Shortcuts by Family Table
Donuts that the kids can make themselves? It’s true! These fun minis can be done with any frosting and any sprinkles.
- Jelly Doughnut Mug Cake by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
- Nachos with Extra Cheesy Sauce by Michal Frischman
Everyone likes their nachos a little differently. To make everyone happy and feel a little creative, I put all the toppings out bar-style so everyone can mix and match on their own.
- Personal Dessert Pizzas by Rylee
Mini easy dessert pizzas that are easy for kids to make and, more importantly, to enjoy.
- S’mores Cookies by Gitty Wolf
Who doesn’t love a yummy gooey s’more – in a cookie! These are always a hit.
- 3-Ingredient Nut Butter Cookies by Nathalie T.
These cookies are super fun, tasty, and easy to make! You can make them with almond butter, cashew butter, hazelnut butter, or even peanut butter.
- Bumblebee Sandwich Cookies by Esther Ottensoser
Your kids will be “buzzing” about these adorable, creative, super-easy bumblebee cookies.
- No-Bake Cinnamon-Pecan Pretzels by Michal Frischman
These pretzels are seriously addictive! I love them straight from the freezer, but if you’re like me, they may not last long enough to get there.
- Stained Glass Rings by Clara Fatal
These gorgeous window-like cookies are almost too pretty to eat!
- Chocolate-Covered Cookie Truffles by Sweet Moments: Rega Matok
Something sweet to prepare with the children – chocolate chip cookie truffles on a stick, covered with chocolate and colored candies.
Hot Cocoa Sticks by The Peppermill
Perfect for cold winter nights and warm family gatherings!
Frozen Hot Chocolate by Jenna Grunfeld
Delicious and dead easy hot chocolate slushie. Yum!
Mini Chocolate-Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Victoria Dwek
The perfect size for the mini people in your life!
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.
Sheet Pan S’mores by Rachel Kor
Crazy easy 1-minute sheet pan s’mores! No smoke, no bonfire, just delicious s’moresy goodness right in the comfort of your kitchen.
Nutella Smoothie by Victoria Dwek
This healthyish chocolate hazelnut smoothie is a great breakfast for chocolate lovers.
Confetti Mug Cake by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen
If your kids need a special treat that can be ready in minutes, here’s the one! This confetti mug cake has a delicious vanilla base, so feel free to play around with other mix-ins instead of sprinkles, like fruit, flavored chips, or nuts.
Crispy Mexican “Cheese Dogs” by Chavi Feldman
These adorable, fried meal-in-ones get supper on the table fast, and in my seven-year-old’s words, are “Seriously heaven!”
S’mores French Toast by Esty Wolbe
S’mores French Toast is the decadent snack dreams are made of! Spread with Gefen Marshmallow Fluff and Elite Chocolate Spread, then breaded with graham cracker crumbs and fried.
Pizza Bourekas by Tamar Teitelbaum
Pizza Bourekas are flaky little pockets of cheesy pizza goodness. They take only 40 minutes to prepare and are great for a grab and go.
Dunkaroos Trifles by Sarah Botwinick
This whimsical treat packs all the flavors of the iconic, kid-favorite Dunkaroos snack with an upgraded presentation.
Jello Slush by Victoria Dwek
A new and fun way to serve jello. One of the cool things about jel desserts is that they don’t get rock-solid when you freeze them. They work as-is, as a shaved ice, and you only need to blend once for a fun slush.