It may be cold outside…but the heat is on in the kitchen! From quick snacks to family-sized meals, these hands-on, home-baked recipes will keep kids occupied on long winter days…and fill your whole house with the smell of yummy things baking in the oven.
Yummy Soft Pretzels
For a fun indoor activity…make your own soft pretzels! We like this pretzel recipe because it gives kids lots of hands-on fun. They love shaping their pretzels and waiting for them to rise. But the best part is eating something they made themselves!
Wholesome Breakfast Crepes
Sometimes you just need something fabulous for a winter breakfast — homemade crepes definitely fit the bill.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Kids love being involved in the kitchen, especially when the end result is a tasty batch of oatmeal raisin cookies!
Mini Apple Pies
Nothing smells better than warm apple pie coming out of the oven. Your child can make mini apple pies for dessert with this easy recipe!
Homemade pizza bites? Yes, please! Kids love to make these, and they freeze well so you can have more later, too!
Veggie Pot Pies
Cooking up healthy meals with kids is fun for them and gets them eating a greater variety of foods. These veggie pies are tasty and give the kids lots of hands-on steps to practice fine motor skills. And the results make them so proud!
Crescent Roll Pizzas
If your kids are pizza lovers, they’ll love these quick and easy pizza rolls. They’re great for a snack or a light lunch! Plus, when kids make food themselves, they’re always more likely to eat it!
For a fun baking twist, try these vanilla brownies. Baking a yummy treat is a great way to turn a cranky winter afternoon around!
Cheesy Stuffed Pasta Tubes
Kids love getting involved with cooking, especially when it’s as fun (and tasty) as this recipe! Best of all, it’s a real dinner recipe for the whole family. Just add a salad or kid-friendly vegetable!
Here’s a snack recipe that doubles as a learning activity! Let kids experiment with forming letters and make a tasty snack at the same time. Use store-bought frozen dough, so you can make it anytime.