Food And Carol Ideas For Your Kids This Christmas

So we’re back this week with another set of ideas to make this year’s Christmas exciting for you and your little ones.

And, what better way to do it than some easy, mouth-watering and freshly-baked food recipes and sing-along carols.

So here are some simple recipes:

  1. Christmas Candy Popcorn

This is a super-easy recipe that kids can help with. It is an ideal festival munchie for when you’re watching your favourite holiday movie.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • 8 large candy canes or 10 big candies
  • ½ cup white chocolate (chopped or white chocolate chips)

Steps:

  1. Pop the popcorn kernels and put them in a large bowl.
  2. Unwrap the candy canes/candies and grind them in a grinder until they are finely crushed.
  3. Melt the white chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl or place it in boiled water.
  4. Now, mix the crushed candy and white chocolate.
  5. Pour this mixture over the popcorn in the bowl and stir to coat the popcorn with the chocolate.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining candy cane pieces over the top of the popcorn.

That’s all! Your colourful Christmas candy popcorn is ready.

  1. Chocolate Truffle Snowman

This is very simple to make, which means your kids will get to mould snowmen and Christmas puddings together.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup plain chocolate
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • White chocolate (optional)
  • Red and green icing – for hats and noses

Steps:

  1. Mix white chocolate and butter and place it in boiled water.
  2. Put the icing sugar into the chocolate mixture, stir for 3-4 minutes and allow to cool.
  3. Take a small spoonful of the mixture and roll into a small ball. Cover the balls with grated white chocolate.
  4. Once you have two balls ready, stick them together and make a snowman. With red and green icing make its hat and nose. You might need some jam or at this point if it doesn’t stick.
  1. Tutti-frutti Christmas bites

This isn’t just easy to make but it also looks very festive.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup coconut
  • ¾th cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup of milk powder
  • ½ cup red and green cherries
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • ½ cup pineapple

Steps:

  1. Mix melted butter to all other ingredients combined in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Press mixture into the pan, and refrigerate until firm.
  3. Cut into serving-size pieces.
  1. Green Christmas wreath

Here’s how you can make a simple green Christmas wreath:

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾th cup mini marshmallows (preferably white)
  • ½ cup cornflakes
  • Green food colouring
  • Red berries/ red tutti frutti
  • White chocolate, melted (optional)

Steps:

  1. Melt the butter, cornflakes and marshmallows on medium heat in a pan heat. Stir the mixture at regular intervals. 
  2. Now add just a drop or two of green food colouring.
  3. Gently scoop up the mixture and place onto a clean plate. With your fingers shape the mixture into small wreaths. 
  4. Now, stick the red tutti frutti onto your wreaths in a decorative manner. If it doesn’t stick, use the optional melted white chocolate to glue to the wreaths.
  5. Your edible Christmas wreath is ready!

Coming to the carols, here are two carols that you can sing along with your munchkin to get her/him dancing.

  1. All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth,

My two front teeth, see my two front teeth.

Gee, if I could only have my two front teeth,

Then I could wish you “Merry Christmas.”

It seems so long since I could say,

“Sister Susie sitting on a thistle.”

Gosh, oh gee, how happy I’d be

If I could only whistle.

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth,

My two front teeth, see my two front teeth

Gee, if I could only have my two front teeth,

Then I could wish you “Merry Christmas.”

  1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

And a happy new year

Chorus:

Good tidings we bring

To you and your kin

Good tidings for Christmas

And a happy new year

Now bring us some figgy pudding

Now bring us some figgy pudding

Now bring us some figgy pudding

And a cup of good cheer

(chorus)

We won’t go until we get some

We won’t go until we get some

We won’t go until we get some

So bring some out here

In the end, wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas from us.

Happy Parenting!