So today’s Kids in the Kitchen post is a fun activity that I
have shared before, but today’s has a new twist. Today we are going on a
culinary staycation! I have shared a similar idea before when I have shared
tips on how to host a themed holiday party (Cinco de Mayo).
But today I am going into more details with additional ideas.
is one of my other passions. I have been blessed to do quite a bit of traveling
in my life but there are still hundreds of place I want to visit. Since
traveling can be expensive why not take a trip around the world right in the
comfort of your home? While this is a kids version of this idea, Eric and I
have gone on ‘staycations’ for an inexpensive yet fun date night!
Get the whole family involved with picking a place they want to learn about,
researching the food, traditions, and history.
week) we are visiting England! Below are a few suggestions on activities, and
of course food, to make your staycation to England a success!
kids to color and use as placemats. Find pictures (from the internet or travel
magazines/books from the used bookstore) of popular British landmarks, such as
Big Ben, The Tower of London, Abbey Lane, Stonehenge, Buckingham Palace and Windsor
Castle. Print a copy of a map of England or specifically London and mark these
landmarks on the map.
activities I shared above, share some fun facts about England at the dinner
table. Before your ‘staycation’ visit the library and check out books and
movies about England. While you plan your ‘staycation’ use these books to learn
about England and after your English dinner, read these books and watch a movie
about England or that takes place in England.
music from popular British musicians to play while you enjoy dinner.
learning about other countries. All of the recipes below are great suggestions
for a dinner party centered around classic English food. The dishes are kid
friendly and are easy enough that kids can help with making them. So get them
in the kitchen to help make your ‘staycation’ a huge educational success!
(Newcastle or Bass), English wine (Chapel Down) or English liquor (Olde English
800, hard ciders, or gin)