What better way to spend time with your family during the holidays than in your kitchen? Making tasty holiday treats with your children can be fun and educational!
We need to make sure when younger children are helping that we take some safety precautions such as watching for choking hazards. Always make sure children are sitting down before eating and keep a close eye on them during meal and snack time.
To ensure children have a fun, yet safe time in the kitchen, check out these tips in the chart below from USDA. Tips provided are general and depending on the child, some tasks may be completed at different ages.
|2 year olds||3 year olds||4 year olds||5 year olds|
Holiday Fruit Parfait
- Green grapes
- Low-fat vanilla yogurt
- Maple syrup (optional)
- Rinse fruit and pat gently with paper towels.
- Cut fruit into small pieces, 1/2 inch or less, safe for children under 5 years of age.
- Layer yogurt with fruit in a plastic glass. If desired, drizzle with maple syrup for a touch of added sweetness.
Tip: Let children get involved by creating their own parfait and cutting up fruit with a plastic or dull knife. Children are more willing to try new foods if they help make them.