Fun Child-Friendly Recipes and Cooking Activities

In this blog we bring together all our favourite fun child-friendly recipes and cooking activities and put them in free handy activity cards. Each one contains a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create each recipe, along with useful learning links, so you can make cooking fun and educational.

Most of our recipes use basic ingredients and only require basic kitchen equipment. Almost all recipes take less than 30 minutes and are suitable for all age groups, so the whole family can get involved! So if you’re looking for fun, child-friendly recipes, then look no further 🙂

Don’t forget that we also have lots of tasty recipes over on our YouTube channel!


Child-Friendly Recipes and Cooking Activities

Fruit Lollies

These fruit lollies are the perfect way to cool down. They make great snacks or puddings and big kids will love them too. Your little ones will love helping to make these and you can adapt to choose your favourite fruit. We love Mango and Pineapple too.

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Fruity Hooty Owls

Get creative at snack time with these delicious Fruity Hooty Owls! These feathery friends are a fun yet simple snack to make with your little ones.

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Rainbow Flapjack

This cereal based Rainbow Flapjack is a colourful, eye-catching pudding! It’s a fantastic recipe to make with your little ones, as they can practice basic cooking skills, such as measuring, mixing and chopping.

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Fruit Scones

The is a great recipe to make with your little ones. Instead of traditional jam and cream, try using fresh strawberries and cream cheese for a healthy alternative topping!

See the full recipe on YouTube here


Watermelon Pizza

This delicious watermelon pizza recipe is a fun snack activity to create with your little ones! It’s a fantastic activity to practice simple mathematics, such as counting, along with developing basic cooking skills, such as chopping and scooping.

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Gruffalo Crumble

This delicious fruity crumble recipe is the perfect dessert to make with your little ones. They’ll love recreating this much loved character.

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Veggie Pitta Pizzas

Your little ones will love making these colourful veggie pitta pizzas.

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Bunny Pancakes

Create this adorable bunny out of delicious pancakes!

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Carrot and Sultana Pancakes

These pancakes are delicious (even if we do say so ourselves!). They make for a super tasty breakfast!

See the recipe video on YouTube here


Cheesy Courgette and Sweetcorn Pancakes

If savoury pancakes are more your thing, then you’re bound to love this delicious recipe!

See the recipe video on YouTube here


Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Not only is this peanut butter banana bread scrumptious, but it’s quick and easy to make too!

See the recipe video on YouTube here


Smashed Avocado and Egg Fingers

This is a simple and delicious protein snack for children.

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Rice Cakes with Nut Butter and Strawberries

This is a quick and easy snack to make with your little ones. You could also try adding different seasonal fruits!

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Breakfast Couscous

When you think of breakfast foods, couscous probably isn’t what immediately jumps to mind. But, it’s actually a really delicious way to start the day!

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Easy Pepper Omelette

This tasty pepper omelette is a super quick and easy recipe to make with your little ones! If you’ve got them, add other vegetables to give your omelette extra colour.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sandwich

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic children’s story that sees him munch his way through a range of delicious foods. Bring the story to life with this adorable sandwich caterpillar!

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BFG Snozzcumber Sandwich

A lot of stories involve healthy foods that can be brought to life by cooking foods described in the book. For example, The BFG describes Snozzcumbers, that you could make using the Nutrition Teams YouTube video. This highlights that healthy eating should be fun, creative and enjoyable


Hot Cross Buns

These delicious hot cross buns are the perfect treat! They’re a great cooking activity to do with little ones, as they can help to weigh the ingredients, knead the dough and glaze the buns.

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Easy Cupcakes

These super simple banana cupcakes make for a fantastic baking activity to get little ones involved with!

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Fruity Easter Egg Pancakes

This colourful fruity Easter recipe is a fantastic cooking activity and a great way of encouraging children to be creative!

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Banana Bread

This Banana Bread is a great way of using up the ripest of bananas. It’s full of flavour and a perfect snack. It’s a fantastic recipe to make with your little ones, as they can practice basic cooking skills, such as measuring, mixing and chopping.

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Hummus served with pitta

This hummus recipe is the perfect snack! It’s a good source of protein, iron and fibre. It can be served with pitta or used as a dip for your favourite vegetables. Your little ones will love helping to recreate this recipe!

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Freaky Frankenstein Toast

A spook-tacular Halloween themed recipe! This is one of our favourite fun child friendly recipe and cooking activity!

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For more Halloween inspired recipes, see our ‘Halloween Treats’ blog


Haunted Hummus

Children will love dipping pepper sticks and breadsticks into this haunted hummus.

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Fruity Frozen Yoghurt

We love this simple fruity frozen yoghurt recipe as it’s perfect for a sunny day snack or dessert.

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