Simple yummy recipes and kitchen-themed learning activities to help kids discover the joy of kitchen work and develop practical skills


Our favorite tools and activities to help kids develop cooking and kitchen skills. | via barley & birch

Discover: Practical Kitchen Skill Activities for Kids

Watering herbs, pouring milk, washing dishes, folding laundry, and peeling fruits…they’re the life experiences I grew up on, and the practical kitchen skills that helped promote a unique sense of pride and importance. That’s why I’m dedicating a full series…

Find a new and refreshing summer favorite with this collection of unique and healthy popsicle ideas for kids (and adults!) | via barley & birch

Eat: Fun and Healthy DIY Popsicle Ideas for Kids

Nothing says “Hello, summer!” like a deliciously refreshing, frosty frozen popsicle. Problem is, buying premade ones doesn’t give you much say in their nutritional value. AND, there’s all the packaging to go through (much of it not yet recyclable). There are, however,…

DIY Ecto-Cooler with a cute dress-up ghost sticker printable! Perfect for a kids Halloween party!

Drink: DIY Ecto-Cooler

I have vivid childhood memories of sipping on Hi-C Ecto-Cooler juice boxes and tossing back Capri Suns. With our 90s week coming to an end, I thought I’d combine the look and flavors of my favorite 90’s bevvy to create one ultimate…

A Pop Rockin' fizzing punch that's fun for kids and perfect for parties!

Drink: 80s-Inspired Pop Rocks Punch

Getting the other latch-key kids together and hitting up the Convenient Store for dollar candy was an eighties after-school tradition in my neighborhood. Of all the glorious secret-stash favorites, the most coveted score was a packet of Pop Rocks. There…

These crispy, chilled homemade dill pickles are perfect for toddlers cutting new teeth, only take 10 minutes to make & are healthier and more eco-friendly! | via barley & birch

Eat: Homemade Quick Pickles for Teething

It’s cucumber season! As a family of serious pickle-lovers, mid-July is pickle mania in our household, and we usually most of our July weekends picking, pickling, and canning. Our pickles aren’t just for the adults though – we’ve discovered they…