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Sparkle Kitchen: Kids Cook Round Up

Sparkle Kitchen: Kids Cook Round Up

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.

pecan sandies 10 || libby & dish

Pecan Sandies

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.

Find the recipe HERE.

hand-shaken milkshakes 11 || junkyard tales

Hand-shaken Milkshakes

These are fun and easy to make. Kids love playing with their food and this a great way to let them do that.

Find the recipe HERE.

elephant snack mix 3 || sparkle sleepytime

Elephant Snack Mix

A snack mix is awesome for picky eaters. They can choose only their favorite things to put in it.

Find the recipe HERE.

overnight apple spiced oats  5 || junkyard tales: all together now

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.

Find the recipe HERE.

pesto toast tangram dragons 7 || the willowbee tree series

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.

Find the recipe HERE.

breakfast fruit pizza 1 || at home with martin & sylvia

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.

Find the recipe HERE.

peanut butter and banana quesadillas 6 || at home with martin & sylvia

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.

Find the recipe HERE.

bird seed energy bites 4 || at home with martin & sylvia

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.

Find the recipe HERE.

smoothie bowls 3 || at home with martin & sylvia

Smoothie Bowls

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.

Find the recipe HERE.

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About the Author

KC Pagano

Sparkle Stories Media Maven

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.

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