Inside: Get into the festive spirit with these 15 toddler and preschool Christmas cooking ideas. These can be done in the classroom, and are also a fun way to bond over winter break!
One of the things that makes holidays so special to most is the food.
Winter has a ton of amazing flavors- peppermint, gingerbread, chocolate… and I guess fruitcake, if anyone actually likes that.
Sharing the cooking experience with your kids is an amazing way to create memories with them.
Don’t be afraid to let your little ones get involved in the kitchen- there are lots of simple recipes that toddlers can help with!
These 15 Christmas cooking ideas will be a great way to spread some festive cheer with your children.
15 Toddler and Preschool Christmas Cooking Ideas
- Ice Cream Cone Trees – Toddlers will cover ice cream cones in green frosting and place candies on them as ornaments. (Craftaholics Anonymous)
- Reindeer Sandwiches – Use pretzels and a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create adorable reindeer sandwiches. (Spaceships and Laser Beams)
- Grinch Kabobs – Arrange this fruit medley on a stick to make Grinch santa hats. (Raining Hot Coupons)
- Reindeer Sticks – Spread peanut butter and fruit on celery sticks to create cute and healthy Reindeer sticks. (Fork and Beans)
- Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzels – Preschoolers will swirl pretzel sticks in white chocolate or frosting and decorate them sprinkles. (The Inspiration Edit)
- French Toast Mittens – Have toddlers use mitten-shaped cookie cutters on bread for fun winter-shaped french toast. (Happy Hooligans)
- Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies – Twist two colors of cookie dough together to create candycane shaped cookies. (Fireflies and Mud Pies)
- Christmas Tree Waffles – Preschoolers will help stir waffle mix in a bowl with green food coloring to make festive waffles. (The Best Ideas for Kids)
- Cinnamon Sugar Apple Wedges – Easy and tasty, toddlers will dip apple wedges into melted caramel and coat them in cinnamon and sugar. (Snyder’s)
- Snowflake Tortilla Crisps – Use cookie cutters to turn tortillas into beautiful snowflake-shaped tortilla chips. (Eats Amazing)
- Snowman Pizza – Use three round pizza doughs to make a snowman-shaped pizza. (Kidspot)
- Homemade Gumdrops – Make fun green and red gumdrops at home using small cookie cutters for Christmas shapes. (Mom On Timeout)
- Reindeer Popcorn – Coat popcorn in white chocolate and add festive candies for a tasty snack. (Two Sisters Kitchens)
- Candy Cane Kiss Cookies – Make sugar cookies and press a peppermint Kiss candy in the center to slightly melt. (Hot Beauty Health)
- Chocolate Pretzel Rudolphs – Coat pretzels in melted chocolate and place a stemless cherry on the lower half to create little Rudolph faces. (Kid Friendly Things To Do)
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