Photo credit: Jennifer Aline Graham
(This idea is inspired by Wonder Coffeehouse)
For those who may not be extremely savvy in the kitchen, there are creative ways to use baking goodies in a way that not only your little ones will enjoy, but the parents will as well.
The answer is waffles. Yes, waffles!
Let’s see just how simple this winter waffle party can be.
- Frozen or pre-made waffles (store-brand or EGGO work absolutely fine).
- Boxed waffle or pancake mix
- Waffle press (the budget-friendly and absolutely adorable Mini Dash Waffle Maker is available at Target)
- Leftover decorations such as sprinkles, chocolate chips, crushed up candy or cookies
- Spreads: Nutella, peanut butter, frosting, whipped cream, syrup
- Healthy toppings: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
- Make waffles or place frozen waffles in microwave or toaster
- Put on plates with safe silverware the children will be able to use to spread with
- Put decorations and toppings into little bowls
- Assist the child (if need be) with the spread of choice and model how to spread it over the waffle
- Let your little one go to town – and don’t forget to make one for yourself too, Mama!
Jennifer Aline is a coffee addict, mama of twins, and a passionate freelance writer and author. She writes for Moms.com on a regular basis and has had articles in publications such as the NY Daily News, NY Post, and In Good Health Newspaper. Aline received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Studies from Keuka College and worked in the Human Services field before her two little girls entered her life. Aline now focuses primarily on writing, teaching aerial arts classes in the evenings, and caring for her twin daughters – all while continuously chugging coffee, of course.
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