Making Lunchtime More Interactive

10 Kid-Friendly Lunchtime Recipes

We’ve collected a few great lunchtime recipes and activities for your kids to enjoy this Fall. There are tasty recipes where they can jump in and help out if not make entirely on their own as well as some great ideas for their school lunches. What do your kids love to find in their lunchbox?

Crescent Roll Pizzas

Crescent Roll Pizzas
If your kids are pizza lovers, then they will love this quick and easy pizza roll, for a snack or lunch, and they can make it themselves which always helps when it comes to getting them to eat it!

Crispy Kale Chips

Crispy Kale Chips
Getting kids to eat healthy starts with getting their hands to help in the kitchen. Kale chips are such a great healthy alternative to potato chips and are so delicious!

Jammin' Pinwheel Sandwiches

Jammin’ Pinwheel Sandwiches
This jammin’ pinwheel sandwich is a hit at any table and such a simple snack for your child to make with minimal assistance. This healthy snack allows your child to work on their fine motor skills while they slice, spread, and roll!

Fall Bento Box Lunch

Fall-Themed Bento Box Lunch
Fall is filled with not only wonderful seasonal changes to leaves on trees, but with the advent of Fall we see wonderful Fall fruits and veggies. This themed lunch features both fall shapes and favorite fall fruits!

Ants on a Log

An Updated Take on Ants on a Log
Here’s a fun new take of a snack classic: ants on a log. This is a great treat for your kids to make on their own and you can enjoy together!

Salad in a Jar

Salad in a Jar
Teach your children to make healthy food choices every day by offering them fun yet healthy lunchtime options. Kids will love creating this portable meal in a jar by adding all of their favorite veggies and fruits.

Tie Dye Napkins

Tie-Dye Napkins
Create these colorful tie-dyed napkins with your kids and then use them in their lunch box. Reusable napkins are the green way to go and your child will be less likely to throw it away if it was their own hard work that created it!

Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers

Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers
Make this popular snack at home using healthier ingredients and use different cookie cutter shapes to customize it to your child’s liking! That’s way more fun than squares! And you won’t believe how simple and easy it is.

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Under the Sea Lunch
Every once in a while, it’s fun to go that extra-mile when packing your child’s lunch. We’ve included a fun and free printable to help you with that!

Date and Walnut Balls

Date and Walnut Balls
Here’s another easy recipe for your kids to do on their own, plus, no cooking is required! And there’s no added sugar. This is definitely a treat that you can feel good about feeding to your kids!

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10 Midsummer Outdoor Activities

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Looking for more easy, outdoor activities to enjoy before school starts? Here are ten great DIY projects to do that will keep your child outdoors and entertained so you can take advantage of the warm weather while it lasts!

Amazing Swing Experiment
 Does your child love to swing? They’ll get to explore physics while doing one of their favorite past times.

Kiwi Crate | Amazing Swing Experiment

Plastic Egg Fireflies
Creating colorful bug friends is taken to a new level when viewed after dark. Your children will love how they glow at night!

Plastic Egg Fireflies

Lemonade Stand
A lemonade stand is a Summer classic. Children will have fun creating their own stand out of cardboard. They’ll also enjoy the addition of fresh strawberries to the standard lemonade recipe.

Kiwi Crate | Lemonade Stand

The Frozen Alphabet
Your child will get a lot of practice learning letters and putting together words with this fun frozen letter challenge.

The Frozen Alphabet | Kiwi Crate

Shadow Chalk Experiment
Create moving shadow shapes by tracing your child’s shadow during different times throughout the day. Your child will be amazed at how the shape and direction of their shadow changes!  Shadow Chalk Experiment

Spray Bottle = Fun!
There are so many ways to have fun with a simple spray bottle. This is a perfect multipurpose summer toy for your child and you most-likely already have one laying around the house.

Spray Bottle = Fun!

Frog Pond Water Play
If you don’t live near a pond or creek with frogs and fish, why not create your own? Your child will have hours of fun with DIY foam lily pads and froggy friends.

Frog Pond Water Play | Kiwi Crate

Nature’s Alphabet
Take a nature walk and challenge your children to find the alphabet in the shapes of nature. Great for those imaginations as well as recognizing their letters!

Nature's Alphabet | Kiwi Crate

Ice Boat Race
A fun way for kids to design their own ice boat. Kids can try different shapes of ice and see which shapes go faster and are easier to “steer”. It’s fun to have multiple kids for this activity because they can race each other.

Ice Boat Race | Kiwi Crate

Blowing in the Wind Experiment
Can you catch the wind? Probably not, but you can try! Play this fun game and see what you can catch flying in the wind. This is a great way to get little legs running and jumping and outside!

Blowing in the Wind Experiment | Kiwi Crate