Your little monsters will scream for joy making these tasty Halloween snacks! Wrap the dough bandages around the chipolatas for tasty spooky mummies perfect for a Halloween party. Serve with your favourite dip.
A sure-fire way to get kids excited about eating healthy food is to get them involved in making it. While we don’t recommend letting them loose with the knives, there are plenty of learning opportunities for children that you can make the most of whilst cooking together.
Let your little one weigh out ingredients. Younger kids can practice counting and number recognition, while older children can improve their addition and subtraction.
If you’re using a recipe, encourage your little one to read the steps out loud to practice their reading skills. If they’re not quite at this stage yet, reading the steps together will help with their word recognition.
Stirring, measuring and slicing (with plastic knives ideally) are excellent ways for your little one to improve their fine motor skills preparing them with the skills they’ll need to hold a pencil when starting school.
If your little one has contributed to the cooking, they’re much more likely to try new foods and flavours. Take this opportunity to talk to them about how the food they are cooking grows and which food groups they fit into.
Cooking together with your child can help to increase their confidence as they learn to do new tasks. Acknowledge their accomplishments by naming the dish after them, for example “Cai’s Spaghetti Bolognese”!
1 Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 6. Unroll the pastry. Cut it into strips 2cm wide.
2 Cut the cheese into slices 5cm wide. Lay a hot dog onto a strip of cheese. Wrap the pastry strips around the cheese and hot dog.
3 Place the mummies on a lined baking tray. Whisk an egg and brush each mummy.
4 Bake the mummies in the oven for about 15 minutes, until the pastry has risen and is golden. Place on a cooling rack.
5 Add little mustard dots to give your mummies eyes. Give them a dunk in your favourite sauce before you take a chomp!
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