We’ve all heard the saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and it’s true but oftentimes as parents, we need a good cup of coffee and about an hour to feel awake. Your kids? Literally wake up jumping and yelling, “Hi mom!” and they’re so hungry! So, here are 6 easy ways to make breakfast fun your kids and help wake yourself up.
1. Make Breakfast Fun For Kids With a Buffet of Toppings!
How happy would your kids be to see 4 or 5 bowls filled with fun fruity toppings for their breakfast? Fruit toppings like
- cut up strawberries
- chopped bananas
These are all healthy and yummy options for a toppings buffet! Plus some sweets like sprinkles and whipped cream are fun too. You can add these toppings to oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, french toast, even cinnamon rolls.
2. Make Animals With Your Food
This is a really creative idea and it lest your kids have some control over their food. Kids behave much better when they have options and can express themselves. So let your kids pull up some chairs to the counter and help design their breakfast animal!
The possibilities are endless! Pinterest is the number one way to go for creative ideas.
3. Fun Breakfast Smoothies!
Smoothies aren’t typically what comes to your mind when thinking, “Whats a fun breakfast for my kids?”. But, it’s a great idea! Your kids can pick whatever they want to go in their smoothies.
All you need are some fruits, yogurts, milk, and ice cubes. Did I mention a mountain of whipped cream on top and a sprinkle of granola? Fast, fun, healthy, and affordable!
4. Let Children Help Cook.
Kids just want to be involved. There are so many things that kids CAN’T do but letting them help cook is not one of them. I learned this from watching my husband.
If our kids are standing around while we are cooking, he’ll pull over a chair and let them take turns whisking the eggs or even flipping pancakes! Our boys have so much fun doing this and it’s a very special bonding time for us too.
5. Breakfast “Cupcakes”
Anything baked to kids is considered “dessert” so why not let the kids make healthy breakfast muffins and call them cupcakes? Your kids would be ecstatic! You can add blueberries or chocolate chips to make it extra fun and don’t forget a little sugar on the top before putting them in the oven.
Yes, I know you’re tired but your kids aren’t. They are awake and ready to play. If you want to get breakfast cooked and served quickly without your kids nagging, try turning on some kid-friendly music. Or a song that has a dance to it like The Hokey Pokey to keep them entertained and happy.
Lastly, don’t forget to join in if you have time and remember to just have fun! Also, if you’re starting to feel inspired by the upcoming Fall season, head over here to find 15 easy and budget-friendly DIY Fall decor ideas.