As hot sunny days are drawing to a close, and the lazy afternoons of enjoying summer treats like ice-cream, Popsicles and Slushies are escaping. If you have yet to cross these off your summer bucket list, try some of these simple kid-tested and created treats. Thanks to all who linked them up over the course of the summer. You have made my mouth water in anticipation.
Banana Icecream - perfect for a healthy, hot-afternoon snack. I love how she uses a food processor, great for those of us who don’t have ice-cream machines.
Jello Watermelon Jiggles – sure to bring a smile to your kiddo, and there are no seeds to spit out.
Make Slushies from Hawaiian Punch – made with an icecream maker, yummy and cool.
Looking for a healthy slushie option? Here is a recipe made with berries. I bet it would taste yummy with some veggies thrown in there too.
Have a fruit shark attack - this watermelon-based fruit salad is perfect for a party. They also have a lot of other “beachy” themed food ideas.
Try cooking foods from a different country and culture with your child – they ate homemade Japanese food.
Eat the fruit of the rainbow with this fun tray. Try adding veggies and a yogurt dip.
Pretend it is winter with some frozen hot chocolate - served in a mug, topped with homemade whipped cream.
Thanks to all the participants who linked up in this week’s It’s Playtime. We enjoyed browsing the activities you suggested. Thanks also to my co-hosts. This linky is viewed not only on our blog but also ong the following kid blogs: Hands On: As We Grow, Let the Children Play, The Imagination Tree, Messy Kids. Please note: By linking up you are giving us permission to feature you, your blog and a photo in pinterest, facebook and our weekly round-ups – attributing you for the inspiration.
Visit some of your favorite activities and tell them you found their ideas through our linky! We’d love to know that this is a resource for you & your kids.