Learning Together at Home
Learning to cook is an important life skill, but it’s also a great opportunity for parents and children to spend time together in a fun shared activity.
The Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba has developed a number of simple, kid-friendly recipes built on nutritious foods that can be adjusted to meet the needs of your family.
There are also how-to videos, learning activities and other resources to support you – whether you’re a pro in the kitchen and just looking for new ideas, or if cooking more meals at home is something that you and your kids want to try together.
More ideas will be added regularly, so be sure to visit this page again for new content.
Download our Learning Together at Home Activity booklets below:
No matter which fruit you prefer, adding some to your breakfast can make a big difference in taste and nutritional content. Make a multi-layered Yogourt Parfait or turn dull into delicious with a Fruity Oatmeal bowl. You’ll also uncover a hidden message in a Manitoba mystery questionnaire.
Fruits and vegetables can easily be included in many breakfast recipes. Try making a new breakfast wrap with a tortilla, bananas and peanut butter. For a breakfast with more of a crunch, check out the Vegetable and Fruit Dippers. Survey Says: What’s the favourite vegetable in your family?
Make an easy three-ingredient Breakfast Pizza or create a simple version of sushi with sliced carrots and cheese in a hollowed cucumber. While you wait for your breakfast pizza to bake, check out this edition’s family activity, Mealtime Manager, which helps your family create an effective meal planning and clean up system.
This edition features eggs – perfect hard-boiled or in a breakfast scramble. One you’ve put fuel in your body, challenge your brain with the food experiment and discover the hidden words in our Find Your Food word search.
Spice up your mornings by adding cinnamon and pureed pumpkin to your oatmeal. Add time to sleep in by preparing the yogourt bark recipe the night before. Don’t forget to pull out your maps and guess where some of your favourite fruits and vegetables are from.
Decorate your breakfast banana with peanut butter and your favourite cereal while searching for kitchen supplies in our challenging word search. Work together to create your dream school breakfast and create a fun poster to share.
Have a Gouda morning by grilling up a classic breakfast sandwich! Don’t forget to pair it with a fresh bowl of fruit salad with all your favourites, while cracking the vegetable-themed crossword.
Garnish your French toast with apples to enjoy a special treat with your family and create a fun birthday story with fill-in-the-blanks. An egg-stravagant Egg-In-A-Mug recipe switches up your breakfast routine. And, get some new ideas to add variety and creativity to your pancakes, waffles, or French toast.
No blender, no problem. Prepare your favourite breakfast smoothie quietly without one! You can also test out your drawing skills by making your own food matching game to play with your family.
These peanut butter and banana popsicles are great way to start a hot day, or as a special treat. Mix and match your own breakfast plate, and then travel back in time for breakfast to find out what family members used to eat for their morning meal.
This week is all about creativity. Why not have dinner for breakfast? Any food can be a breakfast food as long as you think about balancing healthy ingredients. Imagine an out-of-this-world fruit that grows on another planet. Tell your family what it would be like, and why.
Try this week’s very portable breakfast burrito or egg and vegetable muffins when you’re on the go. It’s great to get kids of all ages involved in the kitchen. Check out this handy list of what tasks might be perfect for your helpers!
Check out these videos showing some of our simple, kid-friendly recipes. Remember, more information can be found in our booklets!