What started out as Valentine Rice Krispie Treats soon—with the help of my three-year-old—evolved into a Minnie Mouse themed Rice Krispie treat recipe. These treats were so simple—we didn’t even dirty a big soup pot to make them. Instead, we just melted our butter and marshmallows in a Pyrex pan in the microwave and voila, we simply had to mix the sticky mixture together with the cereal. Rice Krispie treats are a classic dessert and childhood baking activity. Making these Minnie Mouse treats was fun and memorable with my little girl. She was so excited to make Minnie treats as well as heart-shaped treats.
Kids should all get to experience the imaginative fun of playing in a big cardboard box (in my humble opinion). Don’t we all remember those times ourselves? My husband and I were just talking about this the other day. Playing in a cardboard box clubhouse inspires great creativity and it is often one of the most memorable playtime experiences kids get to enjoy. (If you ask me, houses made from cardboard boxes are also a big step away from too much screen time!) If you can get your hands on a sizable cardboard box, your kids are in for a treat. An even better one, I might add, if you can score some battery powered led lights. In this article I am going to tell you how to create a light up cardboard box clubhouse, also referred to as a “twinkle box.”
My three-year-old is pretty much infatuated with Minnie Mouse, so it was only common sense to throw her a Minnie birthday this year. We didn’t get to make all of the wonderful Minnie Mouse birthday treats that I had in mind—like the Minnie Mouse fruit ideas I wanted to try—for the party, but we still plan to make them as fun snacks and desserts off and on throughout the year. It was a warm, sunny day and we were in need of a healthy snack, so Natalie and I decided to make our own Minnie Mouse fruit platter, well, more like Minnie Mouse fruit kabobs a la Edible Arrangements style.
Most fruits and vegetables tend to be extremely colorful. Their colorful nature makes them attractive to young kids, which is great since they are such healthy choices for toddler meals and snacking. Creating a rainbow fruit tray with your kids is a great way to ensure your children get the right amount of healthy, juicy fruits. It is also a fun activity to try with food as St. Patrick’s Day approaches! Making a rainbow fruit design can also be a lot of fun for the whole family to enjoy. Mom or Dad can cut up the fruit and the kids, with a little help, can make the rainbow shape on a special plate. This activity is enjoyable for all ages and encourages healthier eating for your family.
What to do with a gingerbread house kit leftover from Christmas that we forgot or never got around to using? I decided not to let it go to waste, so my husband and I helped our daughter make a “Valentine House” instead. Making a Valentine House is a fun craft that is especially cheap if you’ve already got the gingerbread house kit to use up anyway. We simply shopped for a few cute Valentine’s Day candies at the dollar store and got to work.