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
Avocado Ice Lollies
With only three ingredients this ice lolly is super easy to make and tastes delicious. It’s a perfect snack on a hot sunny day.
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.
Fruity Frozen Yoghurt
We love this simple fruity frozen yoghurt recipe as it’s perfect for a sunny day snack or dessert.
Fruity Frozen Yoghurt Hearts
We adore these tasty frozen yoghurt bites as a snack or pudding. They’re so simple to make and only require two ingredients (yes really!).
Sports Day Snacks
If you’re looking for themed recipe inspiration for your, then check out our fruity Olympic rings creation!
All you need is:
🥯bagels (we made the hole slightly bigger)
🥝a selection of fruit to match the Olympic rings colours (just make sure the size and texture is appropriate for little ones).
You can also serve a host of fruit bowls. We particularly love watermelon ice lollies. We simply cut the watermelon into slices and popped them in the freezer for a couple of hours.
Platinum Jubilee Recipe- Fruity Flag Traybake
This fruity flag traybake is a royally good recipe to create in honour of The Queens Platinum Jubilee!
Platinum Jubilee Recipe- Coronation Chicken Sandwiches
This is a great recipe to make lunchtime sandwiches a little more exciting!
Platinum Jubilee Recipe- Crown Biscuits
These tasty crown biscuits are a really fun recipe to get little hands involved with!
This 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!
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.
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.
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.
This delicious fruity crumble recipe is the perfect dessert to make with your little ones. They’ll love recreating this much loved character.
Veggie Pitta Pizzas
Your little ones will love making these colourful veggie pitta pizzas.
Create this adorable bunny out of delicious pancakes!
Carrot and Sultana Pancakes
These pancakes are delicious (even if we do say so ourselves!). They make for a super tasty breakfast!
Cheesy Courgette and Sweetcorn Pancakes
If savoury pancakes are more your thing, then you’re bound to love this delicious recipe!
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Not only is this peanut butter banana bread scrumptious, but it’s quick and easy to make too!
Smashed Avocado and Egg Fingers
This is a simple and delicious protein snack for children.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
These super simple banana cupcakes make for a fantastic baking activity to get little ones involved with!
Fruity Easter Egg Pancakes
This colourful fruity Easter recipe is a fantastic cooking activity and a great way of encouraging children to be creative!
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.
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!
Freaky Frankenstein Toast
A spook-tacular Halloween themed recipe! This is one of our favourite fun child friendly recipe and cooking activity!
Children will love dipping pepper sticks and breadsticks into this haunted hummus.