Get kids excited about helping in the kitchen with these fun tips and easy recipes even the tiniest chef can…
The days may all be a blur, but we can still get excited for the weekend. After a long week at home, spend time outside and take in some fresh air. And if you need some inspiration for things to do with your kids, here are 10 things you CAN still do this weekend.
- Start the weekend off right with Guernsey’s Double Chocolate Muffins (recipe below)
- Go on a scavenger hunt. Create a list with your kids of objects they can find outside or call/text the neighbors and arrange for items to be left in windows for a window hunt.
- Change up your bike route and hit the trails this weekend. Here are a few great paved bike trails in Metro Detroit AND a kid’s bike you can enter to win.
- Write messages on the sidewalk or signs/decorations for the windows to greet passersby.
- Take a break from – everything – and try one of these fun activities as a family to unwind and relax.
- Now’s the time to start planning seeds for a vegetable garden. Check out these 3 tips for starting a garden and enter to win a FREE kids gardening kit.
- Audible has made it’s children’s collection FREE while school is out. Cuddle up on the couch and listen to someone else read the naptime story.
- Enjoy a date night (at home) after the kids have gone to bed – here are 4 ideas (and a giveaway).
- Plan a family dinner – FaceTime/Skype/Zoom family members and eat a meal together even if it’s not in person.
- Get ready for the week ahead and make plans to join LittleGuide’s (Lift Your) Spirit Week activities.
Double Chocolate Muffin
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking poder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup Guernsey chocolate milk
- 1/3 cup Guernsey sour cream
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350
In a large mixing bowl mix butter, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla until fluffy. Beat in eggs then stir in milk and sour cream. Mix in flour then fold in chocolate chips.
Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan. Divide batter equally between the muffin cups, filling all the way to the top.
Bake for 23-28 minutes or until a toothpick instered in center comes out clean (melted chocolate from the chips is okay!).
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes or until muffins are cool.
We know that times are hard and resources can be scarce. Please note that these activities are simply meant to be a guide to help you fill the day and inspire ideas that fit your family. Try all of the activities, just a couple, or binge Peppa and cuddle on couch – whatever makes your family feel happy and safe during times of uncertainty is the best thing to do.
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..