These fun food games for kids will teach your child how easy it is to create tasty treats by just combining a few ingredients and following the instructions. In the case of the ‘fruity freezers’ recipe for kids here, your kids will be able to choose the ingredients, prepare them with you, work through the steps of the recipe, and create sometimes healthy and delicious.
As they enjoy the fruity freezer they’ve made, they’ll seem an inch taller just for feeling proud of themselves! This easy recipe for kids makes a gloriously refreshing treat on a hot day, and it is packed full of nutritious ingredients. Fruity freezers are easy for you to make with your kids, and they can get more and more experimental with flavours and fruits.
- Small pots of yoghurt (vanilla or natural), or homemade yoghurt
- The empty yoghurt pots or, if you’re using homemade yoghurt, empty containers from kulfi freezers
- Some of your favourite fruit. Strawberries, bananas, mangos and pineapples all work well in fruity freezers – use whatever is in season or easy to get hold of
- Plastic spoon
- Small bowl
- Chopping board
- Table knife (remember to be careful with knives, and only have your child use them under your supervision)
- Space in the freezer
- Open the yoghurt pot or kulfi mould and empty the yoghurt into the bowl. Wash and dry the container – you need this to make your fruity freezer.
- Carefully slice the fruit into small pieces.
- Arrange slices of fruit in the bottom of your clean yoghurt pot or kulfi mould, then add a layer of yoghurt. Continue to layer fruit and yoghurt until you fill the pot.
- By this stage, you might well notice all manner of different coloured fruit and yoghurt smears on your kids’ T-shirts, but not to worry. Fruit and food stains aren’t difficult to get out. Just rinse straight away with cold water, and then wash with Surf Excel when they are finished. Easy. Don’t let stains keep you from the next stage of the recipe!
- Put the pot in the freezer until it’s slightly frozen.
- Take it out and place your plastic spoon in the centre (like a lolly stick) and then put it back in the freezer.
- Leave to freeze for several hours.
The process of working through the steps of easy recipes for kids – from chopping up the fruit to carefully layering it with the yoghurt, and then waiting and observing the freezing process – is very valuable for your child’s development. Following this process will help to develop a child’s ability to co-operate and work within different roles towards a goal.
Results of Food Games for Kids
When you are ready to taste your fruity freezer, take it out and leave it to stand for a minute or so. You’ll then find it slides right out of the yoghurt pot and you can eat it like a lolly. And there you have it – a deliciously refreshing frozen treat, packed full of nutritious fruit.
Of course, the real result of food games for kids is more than that. It’s the confidence and skills that your child gains through making something. Those results live a lot longer than it takes to eat a yummy fruity freezer, and certainly go deeper than a mango stain on a T-shirt!
You can also try some of our other tips for cooking games and recipes for gingerbread men and chocolate cake. If you have a go at making fruity freezers with your little one, share your results – and also let us know of any suggestions for similar kids’ projects that help children create something and develop their skills as they go along.