Some cooking games for children include stringing a cereal necklace, playing a sensory name-that-food game and creating marshmallow masterpieces. Other food games for children include making peanut butter playdough, painting with yogurt and beet juice and exploring a food sensory bin filled with gelatin or mini-marshmallows.
Children can make marshmallow masterpieces by gathering mini-marshmallows, pretzel sticks and uncooked pasta noodles. Parents help them to build structures, such as towers and bridges, using these items. One game to play with a marshmallow masterpiece is seeing how tall the child can build a tower before it topples.
For a sensory building game, children and parents can mix 1 cup of creamy peanut butter with 2 cups of powdered sugar and 1/2 cup of honey to make peanut butter playdough. Children can use cookie cutters to make and learn shapes while developing touch-sensory skills. This game is recommended for children ages one year and older due to the honey content, states Care.com.
For older children, parents can play a blindfolded, name-that-food game. Children guess the food by touch and smell alone at first, also developing sensory skills. After several guesses, children are allowed to taste the food before giving a final guess.