With April kicking off, it feels like Spring is in the air -- but so is the rain. You may hate the old saying, April Showers Bring May Flowers, but it definitely rings true.
Being stuck in the house with your family is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together. The kitchen is a safe haven where both kids and parents can get involved. Whether it’s cooking, cleaning, arts & crafts, or baking -- sending time around the kitchen table is known to offer benefits to your children and your family as a unit. Yay for bonding!
Breakfast for Dinner
- Kids and parents alike love breakfast foods, they like them, even more, when it’s not at breakfast time. Eating pancakes, french toast, and bacon at dinner time feels so wrong but tastes so right at the same time. Let your kids get creative and design their own pancake creations. From chocolate chip eyes, mini-pancake ears, and strawberry smiles, kids will have a blast making their own dinners. The good thing about pancakes is they make a whole lot of mess, but are quite easy to clean up.
- We’re always down to create a new tradition, especially if that new tradition is Taco Tuesdays. While you man the shrimp, chicken, or beef, let the kids handle the garnishes. Have them help out by grabbing different bowls for each topping they’d like to include and let them prep it to their liking. Let them get involved by having them wash the tomato, corn, and lettuce and drop it in their assigned bowl. Our kid-friendly veggie brush makes putting kids to work easy and even a little bit fun. They’ll enjoy feeling like they're helping out mom and dad in the kitchen and be proud of the delicious-ness they create!
- While this all sounds lovely, we know what you’re thinking -- kids are messy! While spending a lot of extra time in the kitchen with your children is an amazing bonding experience, it certainly does add some chaos to your cleaning routine. A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen, and we personally think a happy kitchen is worth the cleanup.