Winters are long here in Minnesota. They even feel longer during the school winter break when you have no plans to go on vacation somewhere (dare I say it), warm. So what do you do when you and your kids are mostly stuck indoors like us this week? You find a way to make it fun and you dream of warmer spring days you swear must be just around the corner. These fun food activities for kids are super simple but pack a cheery punch of spring. Pair this fruit angel food cake food art project with a little chocolate milk rainbow cup DIY and you’ve got yourself a pinterest worthy snack that your kids will be proud of!I kept things simple with the our chocolate milk cups. I picked up some St. Patrick’s Day foam stickers with several rainbow designs included at a local craft store. Using double-sided tape, we wrapped some red ribbon around our disposable cups and finished off the look with the rainbow foam sticker. I offered to let them create their own rainbows with markers but all three of my boys preferred these. Some rainbow or primary color washi tape would have been even easier than the ribbon, but I was trying to work with what we had on hand.
I cut up our fruit pretty small since I knew we wouldn’t have a ton of space to work with on the angel food cake. I ended up having to make the grapes and banana even smaller than shown here. For easier access for my kids, I put them in colorful silicone baking cups.
I picked up some angel food cake from our grocery store bakery and chose the loaf version so it would have an even thickness. Pound cake would also work in a pinch if you can’t find this type of angel food cake and don’t want to make it yourself. I rounded off the top edges to resemble the shape of a rainbow.
My boys loved this fun food art project. Getting the placement exactly right took a bit of time, but the kids had fun working with the fruit and enjoying the occasional nibble.To finish off the look, I used some real whipped cream in a can on each bottom corner of our rainbow for our “clouds”. It worked perfectly since fruit and angel food cake with whipped cream is a delicious combination!
- ⅓ cup chopped strawberries or raspberries cut in half
- ⅓ cup chopped mango or mandarin oranges
- ⅓ cup chopped bananas or pineapple
- ¼ cup chopped green grapes or kiwi
- ¼ cup blueberries
- two blackberries or red grapes, cut in half
- Angel Food Cake Loaf, prepared
- whipped cream
- Slice angel food cake (from a loaf pan) in slice approximately two inches thick. Round out top edges carefully with serrated knife.
- Arrange fruit on top of cake to create a rainbow.
- Add whipped cream to each corner of bottom half to resemble clouds before serving.
To complete our snack, I filled our rainbow cups with new TruMoo Calcium Plus low-fat milk which has 50% more calcium than regular low-fat milk.
TruMoo Calcium Plus provides eight essential nutrients, including that extra boost of calcium. Yum!
We’ve been long time customers of TruMoo milk because my kids love the taste. I love that there is no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial growth hormones* which is why it is our regular brand.
I had three very happy boys on my hands afterwards!
Later that day we trekked through the backyard for some fun sledding in the afternoon sun that was a perfect reminder that winter still has its perks. Spring is coming but until then, we can have a good time with activities like these!
I hope you’ll give these fun food activities for kids and new TruMoo Calcium Plus low-fat milk a try with your family!
What are your favorite indoor winter activities?
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*No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from cows treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST and non-rbST-treated cows.