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Trade screen time for play time #1: Eat together

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For families with children ages 8 and up, that like a challenge and like to eat.

What you will need:

  • 2 picnic baskets or boxes
  • timer
  • food
  • creativity
  • appetite

What you will need to do:

  1. Much like a popular cooking show, discover what the chefs in your family can create when given a basket of random ingredients.
  2. Split up into two teams and assign a different meal course to each. Every player adds an ingredient to the other team's basket, keeping in mind what course the item with ne used to make. (No soy sauce for dessert)
  3. Set a timer for 30 minutes and get to work. Teams must use all of the items in their baskets to create yummy dishes. Other ingredients may be used to if needed.
  4. The whole family judges the dishes on presentation and taste then confirms that all the ingredients were used.

This activity allows our tweens to unplug the electronics and enjoy one another and good food. And we have found a hidden talent in our 11 year old: He is a great cook!, says a Twin Falls, Idaho mom.

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