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Intentional Activity:

Cook Together

Plan a meal that you can cook with your child! Ensure it is easy to make and, of course, something they want to eat and therefore, will want to help!

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The kitchen will get messy. It will take WAY longer than if you cooked by yourself. But, go into it with the mindset of it being a great way to spend intentional time with your child!

Sit down with them in advance to look through fun recipes and find something they can get excited about. The more they want to eat the final product, the more they will be engage in helping cook. After a while, if they enjoyed the process, continue to introduce more difficult/time consuming recipes.

For now, linked is a list of 21 Fun and Delicious Recipes You Can Make With Your Kids!

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Whether through your church or a local shelter, cooking for a single family or serving food to those in your community, show your child what it looks like to serve others.

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Be available for help while your child cooks. But it's not so much the cooking here that is the Intentional Activity, but the eating of the meal. Sit together and ask what they enjoyed or how they made the meal.

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Just for Fun, Work with Your Hands

Free, $0-$10, $11-$30

5-15min, 15-30min, 30min-1hr

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