December 5, 2019

15 FUN Kitchen Experiments to do with kids!

This post is brought to you by Steggles who are Stegglers for Quality Time!

We love spending time in the kitchen with our kids, teaching them the art of cooking is always FUN and we also love spending quality time testing out FUN experiments!

We know how hard the work/school/home balance can be and it’s often hard to focus on quality time as a family. We have some fun findings into family time – here they are!

Encouraging quality family time, whether it’s in the kitchen, around the dinner table, at home or outside spending time with your family and loved ones.

That’s why we like to share some ideas for other families to be inspired by – today we’ve chosen to share 15 FUN Kitchen Experiments that can be done using things you’ll easily find in your home pantry.

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Entry is FREE and easy – simply share a photo of how you like to spend quality time together via Instagram or Twitter using these three hashtags #stegglerfor #qualitytime #PFMxStegglesimages – Be sure to make that post public so it can be judged, as well as inspiring others with family friendly activities and ideas.

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Okay, so without further ado, here are 15 Fun Kitchen Experiments that you might choose to recreate for your own photo entry! We would be thrilled to see others testing out these simple experiments!

 

15 Fun Kitchen Experiments to do with Kids!

  1. Learn how plants absorb water with this simple kitchen experiment – click here to get started.
  2. Make your own Rock Candy – this is a super FUN and Sweet experiment that is perfect for school holidays. Click here to get started.
  3. Dancing Sultana Experiment – this experiment couldn’t be easier! I bet you already have everything you need! Click here to get started.
  4. DIY Crystal Garden – did you know you can grow your own crystal garden at home using Baking Soda? Click here to learn how.
  5. Leak proof bag experiment – this one will BLOW your kids mind!! Seriously it’s one we do every school holidays,  your kids will love impressing their friends with this one! Learn all about it here.
  6. Milk Art – this is an oldie but a goodie! Check it out here.
  7. Grow your own crystals on a string! This experiment is a great way to learn how water travels along a string…with amazing results! Just two simple ingredients too! Find all the info here.
  8. Tea Bag Rocket. This is one that requires adult supervision – perfect for doing together as a family after dinner! Find all the details here.
  9. Ice & Salt experiment. This will keep your kids busy for hours! Learn all about it here.
  10. Jelly Fizzing Paint! This is a fun recipe that creates fun bright art…that fizzes! Read all about it here.
  11. Fireworks in a glass. This is a FUN, bright and easy experiment to do at home using just a few simple household ingredients. Learn all about it here.
  12. Magic Glowing Egg! This is a great experiment to do with kids. Make sure you make a few because the kids will LOVE playing with them. Find all the details here.
  13. How to make your own GOO! This is a staple play recipe in our household – is it a solid or a liquid? Find out here.
  14. Self Inflating Balloons! Did you know you can inflate a balloon using two simple ingredients? Learn all about it here.
  15. Last but not least – How to make BUTTER at home in a glass jar! This experiment is so EASY and has loads of benefits for kids – it will make them active (with all that shaking), they will be amazed at the different stages! Why does this happen?  As the cream gets agitated (shaken) the fat molecules get shaken out of position and start to clump together. After around 5 mins of shaking  the fat molecules clump so much that butter is made. How cool is that?!<Embed the YouTube Video for How to Make Butter>You can then create your own herb butter to use in different recipes! All you’ll need is 250ml of double cream ( to make the butter), 1 teaspoon of lemon rind, 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh thyme and one clove of crushed garlic… check out the yummy Turkey recipe we made using it below.

Grilled Turkey with herb butter.
The kids were dying to try our freshly made herb butter in a recipe. I grabbed some Steggles Turkey steaks from Coles. We’ve been cooking with Turkey more and more lately and this recipe is one of our favourites.

Interesting Turkey fact – did you know that Turkey is a very rich source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6 and the amino acid tryptothan? Apart from these nutrients, it is also contains zinc and vitamin B12, it also contains less cholesterol than chicken, pork or beef!

Ingredients – 

  • 500g Turkey Breast Steaks
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • large bunch of fresh Asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 cup of Cous C0us
  • 3 tablespoons of herb butter
  • Salt & Pepper

Method – 

Start by soaking the Cous Cous in boiling water as per packet instructions.
Pre-heat a grill or BBQ to med-high heat. Place the Turkey steaks in a dish with the juice of half a lemon, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of freshly chopped rosemary and season with salt and pepper. Place the steaks and lemons (cut in half) on the grill and cook for 5 mins then turn the Turkey over, add the Asparagus and Rosemary to the pan and cook for a further 5mins or until cooked through. Place the Asparagus, Lemon and Tuurkey in a serving dish, top with the herb butter and then cover with foil to rest for 4 mins.
Serve with Cous Cous and enjoy!

We hope you love these fun Kitchen Experiments and yummy Turkey recipe as much as we do! We can’t wait to browse through all your FUN Quality Moments on Instagram or Twitter! Don’t forget to use the following hashtags ( #stegglerfor #qualitytime #PFMxStegglesimages) and make the post is ‘public’.

Louise x

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