Throughout this challenge I’ve emphasized how important it is to get young kids involved with helping in the kitchen. It teaches them the basics of cooking, allows them to spend more quality time with you, exposes them to different foods, and gives them lots of opportunity for sensory play.
One fun easy recipe that kids can help with is making jello! I wrote a whole blog post about making jello with fruit as a sensory activity for kids.
You can get a package of flavored jello mix and just follow the instructions, but I recommend making your own jello using fruit juice and unflavored gelatin. This is because the store-bought jello mixes typically have artificial flavoring and way more sugar that your child needs.
Making jello from juice and gelatin is actually not any more difficult than using a packaged jello mix. Here is recipe for making Jello from Fruit Juice with Added Fruit.
Safety tip: Make sure that you handle all the hot liquid and don’t let your child touch the liquid until it cools down enough to touch!
I would love to see what kind of jello you make! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #52weeksofsensory and tag @highchairchronicles if you post any pictures on social media.