Grandparents are so much more than an occasional babysitter for busy parents. They can be a valuable resource and integral part of a child's life and learning. And cooking with Grandma is so much more than just playtime.
Intergenerational kitchens provide hours of shared purpose, hours to talk and listen, hours to hear about family history and traditions, and hours to learn nutrition, math, and English skills. And of course, there’s the experience of eating the final masterpiece.
Autumn and Halloween in particular are a perfect time to stir up some fun in the kitchen with your grandchildren. Halloween celebrations have to include terrific, tasty foods. Instead of ordering pizza for dinner, create a pumpkin pizza with the kids:Grate orange cheddar, use pepperoni to form a mouth, sliced black olives can be arranged as eyes, broccoli for the stem or even hair if your pumpkin pizza-maker prefers a well-coifed pumpkin. Be creative, a roasted red pepper can be a stuck-out tongue. They’ll be screaming to come back to make more fun foods and snacks.
Here’s a list of sites with frightfully fun and easy-to-make Halloween recipes.
Top 10 Frightfully Fun Halloween recipe websites for kids
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