If you’re looking for summer holiday activities for kids, join us each week as we upload a free recipe and fun downloadable activity to make this summer holiday a great one!
Getting outdoors is a great way for kids to burn off some energy and feel connected to the world around them. Join us this week as we reuse the Love Bug cookie cutter to make homemade crackers for a mini explorer fruit spread to take on days out. Keep scrolling for a printable scavenger hunt for kids to colour and do this summer.
Once you’ve finished baking the Love Bug Biscuits from the Love Bug Baking Kit, don’t throw out your baking kit box. Give it a new lease of life by turning it into an Explorer Packed Lunch Box!
Line the box with grease proof paper and fill with your preferred summer fruits, nuts, cheese, berries and crackers.
Makes 12-15 crackers. Takes less than an hour to make and bake.
You Will Need
100g Strong Bread Flour
2Tbsp Olive Oil
Red Food Colouring (left over from the Love Bug Baking Kit)
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter
Preheat the oven to 200C / 180C fan.
Combine the flour, sugar, salt, food colouring & olive oil in a bowl and gradually add a little water to bring the mixture together to form a ball of dough. (If the dough is sticky, add a little more flour and knead together until smooth).
Lightly flour your work surface and roll out the dough until it is around 5-7mm. Cut out roughly 12-15 hearts and place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Reroll any left over dough if needed.
Using a fork or cocktail stick, prick the biscuits to prevent them from puffing up during baking.
Pop in the oven for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway to bake evenly. The crackers are baked when they begin to colour around the edges.
Print & Colour At Home
Now that the weather is warmer, it’s the perfect time to get outside and explore.
Download the printable below for 4 easy scavenger hunts kids can try.
We’ve left one blank for you to create your very own hunt, personalised to you! It could be used for a trip to the park, the zoo, or the beach.
Don’t forget, selected Kids Baking Kits are 2 for £25 until 31st August 2021.
If you missed week 1 of our Make It and Bake It’ series, check out: