This week we are encouraging both parents and kids to get offline and get into the kitchen. Did you know that all of these recipes have a printable recipe card? Just print out the recipes you want to try before going offline and you are all set. I've rounded up nine easy recipes that are perfect for kids to manage themselves with minimal help from an adult or older sibling. I chose a combo of breakfasts and snacks as those seem to be the easiest for children to make on their own.
These cookies are very quick to mix up. Your kiddos, depending on their age, might only need help putting the cookies in the oven. If they are younger, let them try measuring out the ingredients and mixing them all on their own.
These are fun and easy to make. Kids love playing with their food and this a great way to let them do that.
Elephant Snack Mix
A snack mix is awesome for picky eaters. They can choose only their favorite things to put in it.
Overnight Apple Spiced Oats
These overnight oats are perfect for those kids who wake up really hungry. This is a no-cook oats recipe that kids can mix up the night before — in the morning, it will be waiting for them.
Pesto Toast Tangram Dragons
Mixing geometry and food is a favorite of homeschoolers. This one is an easy, healthy snack that is also a fun play-food. Cut out the bread pieces and move then around until you make a dragon figure.
Breakfast Fruit Pizza
This breakfast pizza is another great easy breakfast recipe. Have the fruit already cut up and even younger children can assemble this one their own.
Peanut Butter and Banana Quesadillas
This one is crazy messy but worth it. Because it only takes a few steps, your kids will be making this over and over again.
Bird Seed Energy Bites
Bird seed bites are another play-with-your-food-to-make-it food. In this recipe, you get to roll the mixture in your hands, much like clay. These are great on-the-go snacks as well as a quick pick-me-up mid-morning or late afternoon.
Smoothie bowls can be eaten any time of day. This is a great meal for older kids to make themselves when mom or dad might not be ready to cook.
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About the Author
KC is a full-time radical homemaker and mama to two spunky little girls. She writes about all kinds of radical goodness, from gardening and cooking with whole foods to crafting, sewing, homeschooling, and mama musings. Read more on her blog The Nettlesome Life.