Kids Cook

Mini Pumpkins

Okay so I know I have been slacking on the kids cooks ideas, but let’s face it, sometimes life just gets in the wayWP_20151017_11_33_31_Pro. 😉  Lately I have just been letting Babs help me cook our breakfast. We did make super cute mini pumpkins for a Halloween party we went to last weekend. I saw a picture of them online and I wish the website would have been listed so I could give them credit for the idea. The first thing we did was peel the oranges. This really tests those fine motor skills. I start one for Babs like the picture to the right. However, if you have smaller child that would like to help you could also do most of the peeling and let them just pull the peels off like the picture below.

WP_20151017_11_35_05_ProAfter we peeled the oranges I made a small hole in the top middle part of the orange. This is where the kiddos will put the celery which acts as the stem for the pumpkin. I cut each celery stick into 4 pieces. So how much celery you will need will depend on how many pumpkins you plan on making. It’s as easy as that! You have your mini pumpkins!WP_20151017_11_46_03_Pro


We also made banana ghost to go with them. I used the celery and grapes to keep them standing upright. They were a huge hit at the party!

Here is the recipe page for Mini Pumpkins!

Materials Needed


small oranges

one eager and hungry kiddo 🙂


Kids Cook

Fruit Kabobs (printable kid friendly recipe page)

Babs can be picky when it comes to food and just because she liked it yesterday doesn’t mean she will like it today! Kids cook is something we try to do once a week and it is intended to be done with an adult at all times. Doing a kids cook project is one way we work through some of those picky eating habits. It tends to be a very simple cooking project which many times doesn’t actually require cooking! The goal is to get her exposed to food she tends to shy away from. It’s a great way to get kids to touch the new food, because let’s get real sometimes even that is a struggle. 🙂 I try to only include one new ingredient so she will continue to enjoy the activity and not feel to overwhelmed by the new food. I create kid friendly recipe sheets that include pictures and simple directions. I print them and put them in a binder that we call her cookbook! Last week we make fruit kabobs and the new/she used to like them and now she doesn’t food was blueberries. I have included the recipe sheets for you to download and use if you would like! Good luck! I would love to hear how it goes!

Check out the kid friendly recipe sheet for Fruit Kabobs!