Cooking in the kitchen is a fun activity to do with your children. Not only is it a yummy activity for children, it can be an educational lesson for them too. Always remember when cooking with children to point out the differences between solids and liquids, talk to them about the different textures of ingredients and if they are old enough you can begin to teach them about the time, temperatures and measurements.
Valentine’s Day is a fun time to get creative in the kitchen cooking tasty treats for your children to surprise their friends, family and loved ones. Below is an easy Valentine’s Day activity that you can enjoy making with your children.
What you need:
- Milk chocolate drops
- Coloured sprinkles
- Heart cake toppers/skewer decorations
- Melt chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds or until completely melted. Be careful not to burn the chocolate.
- Place your coloured sprinkles into a bowl.
- Holding a marshmallow with the tips of your fingers, carefully dip half of the marshmallow into the melted chocolate.
- Let the excess melted chocolate drip off and then carefully scatter some sprinkles over the chocolate on the marshmallow.
- Place the marshmallows upside down onto a tray lined with baking paper and place in the fridge to cool.
- Once the chocolate has hardened turn all of the marshmallows up the right way and carefully push a heart skewer decoration into the centre of the marshmallows.
- Place the marshmallows back into the fridge and surprise your family, children or friends with them after dinner.