Fun Things To Do With Kids At Home

Updated: Apr 27

The kids are home this summer but you rather stay in to keep everyone safe. Here are some fun ideas to entertain your little one, activities that we hosted during our in-person, and virtual events that kids love!


Rainbow Crafts


What you need:

  • Paper plates

  • Markers

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Cotton Balls

  • Ribbon or Yarn


Instructions:

  • Cut the paper plate in half

  • Start coloring it with rainbow

  • Add some clouds by adding glue to cotton balls

  • Place them on the sides of the paper plates


Why do kids love it? Rainbows are always kid-friendly. This can be either a wall decor or a necklace like this! So easy to make and even adults would enjoy this crafting experience!



Fun tip: While they are coloring their rainbow, ask them what food they can think of. Ex: green is cucumber and purple can be eggplant!



Fruit or Vegetable Spring Roll


What you need:

  • Fruits

  • Vietnamese Wrappers

  • Lemon Juice

  • Sugar


Instructions:

  • Soak Vietnamese wrappers in water for 5 seconds

  • Cut your fruits lengthwise

  • Fold the wrapper similarly how you would close a burrito

  • To prepare the sauce, mix 2 tbsp of lemon juice with 1 tbsp of sugar


Why do kids love it? Vietnamese wrapper has a good texture and a fun way to eat fruits! No mess cooking experience indeed.





Fun tip: We love teaching kids about sweet and sour flavors when hosting this event. Try this exercise with your little one!


Science Experiment


What you need

  • Baking soda

  • Food coloring

  • Vinegar

  • Syringe (optional)


Instructions:

  • In a tray, add 2 cups of baking soda

  • Drop some food coloring into the powder like dots

  • It is best if you have a syringe filled with vinegar, if not you can use a teaspoon

  • Pour vinegar into the food coloring dots in the baking soda tray

  • Watch how the vinegar and baking soda reacts!


Why do kids love it? This is a sensory activity that will definitely get them curious. It's fair to say that colors and bubbles will keep your child engaged.



Fun tip: Keep the food coloring away from your children. They would want more but it's best if you add it to them to avoid the mess!


Make Handroll Together


What you need:

  • Seaweed Paper

  • Vegetable

  • Rice


Instructions:


Why do kids love it? A fun way to eat vegetables. If your children don't like the taste of seaweed, try rice paper like this one or soybean paper.





Fun tip: You can use any ingredients that you like and while it's best to season your sushi rice, you don't have to!


Decorate Cookies


What you need

  • Ready-Made Cookies

  • Frosting (store-bought works!)

  • Sprinkles


You can also get a Cookie Decorating with our partner vendor, Chef Jess by Pure Confections, see here!


Instructions:

  • The frosting is easier to use and spread when its room temperature

  • Spread the frosting to the cookie

  • Add some sprinkles


Why do kids love it? Sugar and imagination!



Fun tip: I like to buy frosting with basic colors and this way, you can use this time for your children to learn about the color wheels. For example, if I want orange, what 2 colors should I mix? .....correct! Red and yellow.


Kits by Food Craft is hosting a FREE Virtual Summer Camp


Join us every Sunday at 2 pm-2:45 pm EST, August 1st - August 15th,

August 1st - Magic Show for Kids by Ody Sto Domingo from the

Philippines Got Talent


August 8th - Easy Drawing for Kids


August 15th - Cookie Decorating with the option to purchase a kit!



Materials and supplies for the class are minimal and available at home.

Your host, Alexandra Lim Chua-Wee, is an associate editor from Scholastic with a passion to create new ways to engage and educate the next generation.



Our mission in Food Craft is to create joy and connection and we hope to share this with your children and make the summer memorable in the comfort of their homes!

Help us share this class with other parents!

To register for free, click here!