Article Courtesy of Taste Safari
My kids have a favorite treat that not only gets them involved in creativity in the kitchen, but keeps them and their friends happily entertained for hours! I have some great holiday ideas for any parent, uncles or aunts delegated to babysitting over the next few weeks.
I’ve always advocated ‘Kids in the Kitchen,’ from a very young age, just the way my parents did. My kids are a dab hand at age 5 and 7 already, making gorgeous Sunday breakfast-in-bed delights for us. Let your children explore taste, touch and smell…invigorate their senses and help them along in understanding different flavor combinations. Give them the freedom to create their own recipes and enjoy the theatre of it all!
So now for this great idea to keep the little monsters at bay! As we did for our photo shoot, gather the kids and place trays of interesting mixed fruit in the centre of the table. We had juicy watermelon, bright red strawberries, bananas, blueberries, sweet fragrant pineapple, mango and other fruit that is to your liking. I put the children in pairs, and they shared a chopping board. I armed them with some child-friendly butter knives. For one hour, at least, your children will be occupied in chopping up fruit in different shapes and sizes. I heard squeals of laughter as children sneakily ate fruit in between whilst their little fingers worked in deep concentration on cutting fruit. These were then all piled into lovely, bright little ice lolly moulds, topped with a jug of milk and orange juice mixed in equal quantities with a generous dollop of honey and vanilla essence. Adjust the flavours as you wish and freeze until firm and ready to eat.
This is just one fantastic way to enjoy the fruits of summer with your kids. Be sure to stop by my blog at tastesafari.co.ke for more recipes and entertaining ideas!