Kid-Friendly Mother’s Day Menu

Nothing warms mom’s heart more than a bunch of pitter-pattering feet scrambling to bring her breakfast in bed. Here are some kid-friendly ideas for kids of all ages (with a little help from dad) and ideas on which tasks are age-appropriate.

As a mother of three, nothing warms my heart more than a bunch of pitter-pattering feet scrambling to bring me breakfast in bed. Finally my kids are old enough to pour, stir and measure ingredients--hopefully my hubby is reading this and gets the hint! Here are some kid-friendly ideas for kids of all ages (with a little help from Dad) and ideas on which tasks are age-appropriate.

Good Morning, Mom!
These breakfast items require no cooking and little prep and are healthy and delicious — what more could Mom want on her special day?
The Little Helpers

Kids as young as 2 years can help with the prep. All the kids I know are always eager to help in the kitchen. Here are some ideas for age-appropriate tasks:

Ages 2-3 years:
  • Wash fruits and veggies
  • Peel bananas
  • Stir and pour
  • Grab ingredients or pans from lower cabinets
  • Measure ingredients (with help)

Ages 4-5 years:
  • Spray pans with non-stick cooking spray
  • Open packages
  • Set the table or breakfast tray (with instructions)

Ages 6-8 years:
  • Help plan the meal
  • Make a fruit salad
  • Shred cheese or veggies
  • Measure ingredients
  • Set the table or breakfast tray (without supervision)

Other kid-friendly breakfast ideas: (with a little help from dad)

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby's full bio »

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