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Fun Things To Do With Kids At Home

by Bill Sweeney

This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Dole Food Company. All opinions and love expressed are my own.

I’d love to share some really fun things to do with kids at home with you. During these unprecedented and uncertain times, one thing is pretty universal…we are at home. A lot. And so are the kids. They can tend to get…bored. So as parents, we need things to do with kids at home. We all know, there is only so much time you can let your kids play video games, right??

Fun Things To Do With Kids At Home

Dole’s At-Home Resources

Dole is offering FREE at-home resources for you to access online to make this time at-home a little easier. This is a great site, with a ton of great activities, recipes, and nutritional information for you and your kids to enjoy. While having a great time with your kids at home, you can also learn how to improve your health and how you can make nutrition fun for the whole family. The site is loaded, and I would love to share some of my favorites with you.

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Great Kid Activities at Home

Like I mentioned, the Dole At-Home Resources site is packed with goodies. Caleb and I love to spend some time with the many printable on the site. From coloring, to crossword puzzles, to healthy eating guides, we love them all.

I mean, this site has such valuable information, it’s great. But maybe even better, it’s presented in a really easy-to-understand and fun-to-learn form. I’m talking a Dole Healthy Eating Toolkit, Fruit and Veggie Prep Hacks, a Digital Cookbook Library, and many Healthy Resources for Families.

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Kids in the Kitchen Recipes

While we really have been trying a number of the fun recipes on Dole’s at-home resources page, there’s one that Caleb and I really like the most. It’s simple, easy, tasty, and looks super cool! I’m talking about the really cute Hoot Owl Sandwiches!

How awesome is this??? Seriously?!! Now, the Dole recipe calls for a really good turkey sandwich with some tasty greens. While we have made this version and like it, Caleb wanted a plain cheese sandwich with lots of extra Dole fruit this time…so how could I argue? As you can see, it’s simple. Get some great, fresh bread and cut the edges to resemble a heart. Add your meat, cheese, vegetables, and condiments as you would any sandwich. Take 2 slices of banana, a strawberry, and two blueberries to form the eyes and mouth. Use the remaining crust and triangles to form the rest of the owl. Garnish with some more beautiful fruit…and watch this baby disappear! It’s fun, it’s fast, and it something your kids’ will seek out after you make once.

Here are some more of my family’s favorite recipes I think you will love to make…and to eat!

Dole Is About Health

The Dole Food Company mission is to make the world a healthier place. Dole is committed to full transparency in its operations and to delivering nutrition to the world with the highest-quality fresh food possible, empowering consumers to make healthier choices in their lives. Dole cultivates the natural energy of the sun and soil, filling your every day with farm-fresh flavors and vibrant colors—Powering You from the inside out.

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Fun Things To Do With Kids At Home

Dole understands the stress that comes with these uncertain times. It’s unprecedented and it’s ok not to really have all the answers. We are all learning as we go. With all those hours in the day to fill, I hope these fun recipes and activities will help to ease those stressors by providing relevant nutrition-based information and family-friendly activities.

If you are ready to take advantage of all the site has to offer and are looking to find great recipes and fun activities at home for kids, this page will help! Please be sure to check out Dole’s At-Home Resources, as well as Dole’s Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Dole Food Company. All opinions and love expressed are my own.

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Fun Things To Do With Kids At Home was last modified: May 4th, 2020 by Bill Sweeney

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16 comments

Steven Morrissette May 4, 2020 - 12:31 PM

there are some great ideas in this post I like the face your son made when he saw the plate.

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Jessica Collazo May 4, 2020 - 2:37 PM

These are some fun activities to do with kids at home and Love them. They are very creative.

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Matt Taylor May 4, 2020 - 3:37 PM

Those Dole at home resources are awesome! Of course, I vote for cooking and baking with the kids, that is how I learned with my mom when I was young!

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Cherishingflo May 4, 2020 - 5:25 PM

The fact that Dole is doing all of this during this time is awesome. I already love their fruit cups but now I’m loving them as an entire company!

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Heather May 4, 2020 - 8:47 PM

I love the idea of making little fun characters out of food. My girls would love to do something like that!

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Sarah Emery May 4, 2020 - 10:34 PM

My nephew and niece would get a kick out of this. What a great activity and fun way of learning. The visuals are really fantastic too.

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Knycx Jopurneying May 5, 2020 - 1:10 AM

That’s a good mini-project for kids and you are right, it looks like fun! Will recommend it to my friends and also, try it out at my home some time. :0 Thanks for sharing – Knycx Journeying

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Fiona Cambouropoulos May 5, 2020 - 7:47 AM

I think lockdown is bringing out the creative side in us all. Some great work going on here.

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Marysa May 5, 2020 - 8:49 AM

What a cute thing to do! It is nice to have some ideas to do with the kids, to stay busy. Plus I love that this is healthy!

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Nina May 5, 2020 - 9:08 AM

my close friend has a young kid, she is finding ways to entertain and engage her kid with fun activities during the lockdown too

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Melanie williams May 5, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Oh wow looks like you have been really busy. I like the look of the kitchen fruit time for sure – so yummy and fresh too xx

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The Joyous Living May 5, 2020 - 11:59 AM

that sandwich you and your son made is so impressive. Whenever I think of Dole, the first comes to my mind is Dole whips and pineapple.

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Ivana Mearns May 5, 2020 - 2:12 PM

So creative1 I love the food arrangements, so much fun and a very healthy option as well, given all the fruit in it.

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Dreams Abroad May 5, 2020 - 7:42 PM

I have been looking for a few more fun things to do with my children. I compile a list every weekend. Thank you for a few more.

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Sayed Williams May 5, 2020 - 11:02 PM

I like how you’re innovative to make your time with your children so enjoyable and productive. Many other parents should read this and be aware of their own children’s needs

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littlemisadvencha May 6, 2020 - 5:32 AM

I miss crayons! <3 we used to do this at home before when I was younger. I really see to it that I dont cross the boudnaries when coloring. hahaha! <3 it is surely a fun way to get kids engaged <3

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