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Do your kids enjoy wearing animal masks and enacting like them. Well who doesn’t, this is one form of role play for them which is fun, entertaining and thrilling experience for a child. But have you thought, If we could create food animal mask on the dinner table. I bet no !! So how about we Learn to make fun food mask for kids and take their learning curve to another level.
Before I share the steps, let me give you a little brief of actually how this idea popped up. I had made boiled red Chana Chaat for myself. Babykj started showing some interest in it. So I decided to make a mouse face and sing the rhyme – hickory dickory dock and serve him this chaat. With just 5 mins in hand, I managed to make the food mask which looked liked a crossbreed of mouse and a bear. When I took a poll of what did the food mask look like on instagram 68%said mouse and rest 32% said bear ..Some saving grace of 12%.
But you learn from your mistakes, don’t you. So the second time when I made Dalia khichdi at home I ensured the food mask look true to the character and bang on, it did look like a baby lion as expected. So here I am sharing my experience and teaching you to Learn to make fun food mask for kids
1. The Mouse Face Mask
- Boiled red Channa chaat garnished with onions, tomatoes, red chilli, salt, chaat masala, lemon etc
- Cadbury balls
- Give an outline of the character you choose with the red Chan’s chastity and fill it completely
- Place eyes and nose using cucumbers and cadbury ball
- Make the whiskers using cabbage
- And the meal is ready to serve
2. The Lion Face Mask
- Dalia khichdi
- Cadbury balls
- Create the outline of the character selected using Dalia and fill it completely with the khichdi
- To show the lion Harry, use shredded carrots and pace it as shown in the picture
- Place carrot in middle to make the nose and whiskers
- Add the cadbury balls to make the eyes
- Use olives to make the mouth and the food mask is ready to serve served
I hope you enjoyed this form of foodart and have learned to make fun food mask for kids. In case you liked this foodart you can also check some more i made in past here
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I created a poll on Instagram to find out, whether moms would be interested if I share and DIY Activities for kids that involve usage of Food. And I got lot of messages saying, moms wanted to make food fun and have a teaching and eating session together with some play or foodart I normally do. Till now my Lo enjoyed simple DIY activities considering he is 1.5 years and to be honest I have been quite lazy too. But I assure from now onwards, I plan to create some fun sensory activities for kids till the age group of 10 and I bet you too are going to enjoy with them. Without wasting much time, Learn to make some Fun DIY activity with Veggies for the Kids.
Learn to make some Fun DIY activity with Veggies for the Kids below three years of Age
This one is a simple DIY activity where you need just two material. A pack of Flash Cards and Real Vegetables. This is a DIY which focuses on introducing vegetables to the kids. It even works for me when my kid is fussy and refuses to eat something and I show him the flash card. It makes him happy for the fact he knows it, it is his card and may take 5-6 morsels instead of completely rejecting the food.
I have printed and laminated the pictures of fruits and vegetables as shown in the picture. All you have to do is lay down the cards in a row. The child has to select the fruit/vegetable that matches to the corresponding picture. This is also a fun language exercise as you can give the child the fruit/vegetable, name it, then the child will repeat it ant match it with the corresponding card. The good part is you can teach varied languages too so for example Kiaan has still not learnt POTATO but manages to say ALOO which is a learning in itself.
You can start with 2 flash cards to 20 depending upon your child curiosity and his age group. You can also create an advance level to the game. Where you can have a flash card of Alphabets and ask kids to match which fruits/ vegetables start with the letter A, B, C …
Learn to make some Fun DIY Activity with Veggies for the Kids above three years of Age
A child’s education stretches far beyond the four walls of the classroom. At this age kids are very much interested into the environment they live and play. This is more of creative development activity to entice the mind of the blooming buds. It’s a fun way to develop your chid’s artistic learning and encourage them to think in more challenging and creative manner .
In this activity I have planned to make a CACTI using a CUCUMBER. All you need is some tooth pics and any small bead shape red colour fruit like cherries or jelly sweet etc. In my case i have made use of dry raspberry which had little coating of sugar.
Cut the cucumber in two halves. Keep one half with you and give the other half to your kid. Take some toothpicks and cut the pointed ends with scissors so that it does not hurt your child (do this before you begin the activity). Take the toothpicks and pierce the same in the cucumber and remove it from the other end. Do it randomly with no perfect length and lining. Take the dryfruit berries and stick to the top or anywhere in the cacti which resonates flower. Once ready you can choose to eat the cucumber after you had a fun play with it or just smile on your creativity wits.
I already made one for Kiaan, and he was busy exploring it. He ate the dried berries in a jiffy. Then I taught him to remove the sticks which he did and managed to eat half of the cucumber with no salt needed. For those who don’t know my kid is 1.5 years and it was a fun bonding session with him and I enjoyed every bit of it.
So these were some of my Fun DIY activities with veggies for the kids. I hope you all loved it. Do give me your honest feedback in the comments below. You can also check another DIY activity I made in the past using apples here
This post is a part of the DIY blog train. Next on the train is this lovely mommy Sinduja, she is going to share some of her DIY activities which she does with her kid. Check her blog My Tiny Tigger and enjoy her take on the DIY activities for the kids
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As a kid, I loved cherries simply because of it’s bright red colour. And as I grew old I enjoyed it in cakes and had a special love for this fruit. It’s very rare kids don’t like cherries but as we all know some kids can get really fussy and for them I am sharing some Fun Food Ideas with Cherries for kids.
The goodness of Cherries
These little fruits manage to pack in a lot of important nutrients. These super healthy snacks contain ample calcium for a growing baby’s bones. They are also full of antioxidants to boost baby’s immune system (that’s what gives cherries their vibrant red colour), vitamin C, iron and potassium.
How to Choose Cherries
Cherries are a very delicate fruit, it is important to always inspect before purchasing. Look for bright, smooth fruits that are unblemished and shiny. A general rule is the darker the cherry, the sweeter it tastes.
Now sharing some
FUN FOOD IDEAS WITH CHERRIES FOR KIDS
1.Have it Raw. That’s the best way to consume cherries. But if your kid is on the fussy type or is glued to TV/ Mobile while eating. I’ll share a tip to how to break the habit. Make a simple foodart the way I have done. And I bet you are not going to hear the word NO.
To make the foodart place the cherries as balloon shown in the picture above and make a sweet little girl enjoying/ playing with the balloons with some chocolate sauce.
2. Make a Cherry Puree
Put about a ½ pound of prepared cherries (washed and pitted) into a saucepan with a cup of water. Boil and allow to simmer for approximately 20 minutes, or until the juices run freely and the cherries are soft. Serve as topping or on bread etc
Let the cherries cool, then pureé in a blender!
3. Make lovely cherry ingredient recipes like cherry yogurt, cherry crumble and pies, cherry smoothies… the colours in itself will do the magic
I hope you enjoyed these Fun Food Ideas with Cherries for Kids. And hope you will try some variants for your kids. Do share your feedback and suggestion on the same and shower this post with some love
Do check some more foodart of mine if this one amazes you here
Blog Inspiration : Baby Gourmet
Summers are here and so are the colourful butterflies making their appearance, fluttering around flowers and dancing to the tunes of soft breeze. These butterflies have drawn my attention to get my creative juices flowing to make a lovely foodart. While today’s dinner is vegetarian tacos, I am up to create this lovely creature on my platter and I bet your kids will love these vegetarian tacos.
Before I begin, I have not shared the vegetarian taco recipe here since it’s the basic one made from home cooked kidney beans. In case you are interested, plz let me know in the comments, I’ll be happy to share it.
Also you can make this foodart with your kids at home. More the participation from them and you more fun frolic activity it becomes and kids accept various types of food easily. So for now lets your kids enjoy these vegetarian tacos.
Learn How to make a Butterfly Shaped Taco Platter ?
- 4 Tacos
- Salad like Carrot, Tomato
- First cut the tomato in circle shape and carrot length wise
- Place it on the platter as shown in the image. The idea is to showcase the face and body of the butterfly
- Place 4 tacos as the wings of the butterfly as shown in the picture
Your Butterfly Taco is ready to serve and your kids will love these vegetarian tacos you have prepared for them. As a mom you are now their super mummy for crafting such delicious meals not only that taste well but also look well. At the end of the day all we want the kids to enjoy their meals and not be glued to the TV / Mobile sets.
And with such beautiful creations hope we moms can teach them to enjoy their food. In the mean time do share your feedback mommas and show some love as you always do !!
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