The best way to encourage children to eat is by making food fun, and what better way to do that than to provide a themed lunch!
In the past I've created spooky Halloween food and seaside scenes but on a regular basis I use cookie cutters to shape sandwiches and make meals more appealing.
After a lovely weekend away in Norfolk at Feather Down Farm I decided to theme the Mini Mes' lunches around our trip.
I used cutters to shape the cheese and chorizo filled sandwiches into:
- Horses that we had groomed,
- Eggs that we were able to collect each morning from the chickens,
- Flowers that were in the nearby fields,
- Rabbits that were hiding in the bushes next to our tent,
- Ice creams that we had enjoyed at the beach.
The Walkers Hoops and Crosses represent the games that we played in the evening before bed and the circular cheese biscuits represent the outdoor games we played with balls.
The marshmallows bring back memories of the wood burning stove and the apples are what we were able to feed the animals.
We had a great trip and making a themed lunch based around this brings back memories of the time we had. The Mini Mes can think about the holiday even though they are back at school!
How do you encourage your child to eat?
This is our entry into the Tots100 #HoopsandCrosses competition.