Encouraging kids to get involved in the kitchen is beneficial in SO many ways! While it means extra patience and cleaning for parents, the numerous benefits are very worth it. I happen to believe that the biggest perk is extra bonding time! So, how do we go about encouraging the children to WANT to help us cook? Well, it looks like we have another mystery on our hands…OR do we? Finding really cool cookbooks should do the trick! What kid wouldn’t enjoy cooking fun with Scooby?
Scooby Doo is one of those cartoon characters that transcends all ages. Am I right? I still enjoy sitting with the kids and watching Scooby and those meddling kids. So what could be more fun than recreating some of those fun foods we see Scooby and the gang eat in the shows? From Donut Demons to Shaggy & Scooby’s Jaw Stretcher Special, you are sure to satisfy even the most pickiest of eaters!
And it doesn’t stop at food items! There are some fantastically fun drink ideas! You may even be able to sneak a veggie in these blended delights without them even knowing. If you dare, you can carry the mystery on by asking them to use their detective skills to figure out what the secret ingredient is!!!
Jinkies, this may be the favorite gift of 2020.!!!
Taking Cooking Fun With Scooby a Step Further ~
This cookbook is truly awesome, but you can make it more “Scoob-ariffic!” Why not create a gift basket of themed Cooking Fun with Scooby! Here are some cooking gift ideas:
- Kids LOVE having their own cooking utensils…especially those that coordinate with the Mystery Machine!
Other Scooby Doo Fun Recipes ~
Of course, there are tons of wonderful Scooby Doo recipes and fun ideas out there. I have rounded up a few of them for you. For example MyKidsTime.com has a super cute compilation of Scooby birthday party ideas. You can use some of these for your basket gift as well. They have a great recipe for dog-bone shaped cookies. These would be fun to add in for Christmas cookie decorating too! Scooby Doo free recipes and ideas from MyKidsTime.com
Betty Crocker shared some cooking fun with Scooby too. Check out this fun recipe using candy and fruit snacks: Scooby Doo Pops Recipe by Betty Crocker
Scooby Printables ~
Cooking in the kitchen may be all the excitement they can handle for one day. However, keep in mind that just because it wears us out does not mean it will wear them out! If you happen to have one that runs like the energizer bunny, take some time to print out some fun games. These will be sure to keep them busy while everyone is waiting to eat or to finish up the fun Scooby themed evening!
What’s next for Mystery Inc? I don’t have an answer to that, but I am sure that whatever it is, the whole family will love it! For now, put your oven mitts on and get started on your cooking fun with Scooby!