Getting the kids in the kitchen is fun and memorable; some of my earliest memories include standing on a chair at the kitchen counter. Cooking can also be an excellent learning experience, as you teach kids kitchen safety, math (measuring and fractions), reading and how to follow directions via a recipe. Not to mention that getting their hands dirty and playing with ingredients is a fun sensory experience.
Whether they're toddlers just learning how to navigate a kitchen or older kids who have some cooking experience, kids at every level will enjoy making (and eating) these delicious and adorable Easter recipes, courtesy of TikTok and Instagram foodies.
1. The cutest pancakes you ever did see
Kids can help mix the pancake batter in this recipe by @slimmingstevie, then assemble and decorate the bunny. Give them mini cookie cutters and let them cut up the fruit, too.
2. Melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter eggs
Peanut butter eggs like these from @laurens_latest are a delicious Easter classic. Let kids measure and mix ingredients, roll the peanut butter mixture into egg shapes, and decorate the top with sprinkles.
3. Easter-themed fruit salad
Because this recipe is made almost entirely inside a bag, it's virtually mess-free and fun for kids to mix. This bread in a bag from @busytoddler is a big hit with my toddler.
4. A Cadbury Egg trifle
Kids get to design the look of this recipe from @slowroasted themselves as they layer the treats and decorate the top.
5. A mini Peep habitat
This recipe from @rudyko.taylor may not be especially nutritious, but it's fun for kids to make. The tiniest of kitchen helpers will be able to design their own delicious scene for one of the most polarizing Easter treats—the Peep.
6. A snack for kids and bunnies
You and your kids will be happy with this easy-to-make, filling, and adorable snack from @palmettokidsdentistry.
7. Smashed baby potatoes
This recipe from @eitan makes an excellent side for Easter dinner. Kids will enjoy smashing the potatoes, and they can choose their own toppings to sprinkle on when they're done.
8. An entire leg of lamb (yes, really)
This enthusiastic three-year-old chef at @ilirian_cooks proves that kids can help prepare your main Easter dish.
9. Peep-inspired Rice Krispie treats
The fun twist on this classic recipe from @soyummy gives kids an opportunity to fill their treats with even more treats, like sprinkles or M&M's.
10. Easter bread French toast
@nicole98588 shows you how to use your leftover Easter bread to make French toast. Let kids get their hands messy and dip the bread in the egg mixture. Just be sure they wash their hands after!