Seeing the world through a child’s eyes is a wonderful thing. Everything is exciting and imagination abounds, ideas are limitless and anything can be anything. The ground can be made of lava and chocolate can be used for crafting!
We love chocolate crafts and chocolate themed activities
There is so much more you can do with chocolate than just bake. (Although baking is a great way to spend time with children and teach kids a variety of skills!) And chocolate themed activities are sure to keep kids engaged with the promise of a delicious chocolate treat at the end.
Here are some of our favorite chocolate themed crafts and activities that you can do with kids.
Chocolate finger painting
Why not let the kids get messy? You know they are going to anyways. And besides, chocolate is less permanent than paint and can easily be wiped up. So throw a poncho on the little one, put down a vinyl or plastic table cloth and mix up some boxed chocolate pudding for a fun new take on finger painting. This might not end up in a frame on the wall but it will be a fun and memorable way to spend an afternoon.
Chocolate treasure hunt
While this one may take some more planning and might be best for a special occasion when you have company so there are teams to play, a chocolate treasure hunt is exciting and fun. You can get templates for clues on the internet and customize them to suit your home, leading kids to discover chocolate treats hidden throughout the house. To make it even easier, just hide chocolates around and let the children find as many as they can. (Just try to remember where you’ve hidden them all!)
Chocolate wrapper collage
Save the chocolate wrappers for a month or two and use them as the basis for a collage. If you don’t have enough to cover much space, you can supplement with old magazines and let your kids’ imaginations run wild. Collages are a great way to spur ideas and to let the creativity flow. Best to do if your children are old enough to use scissors, and the only other supplies you’ll need is glue and a blank canvas/paper.
Chocolate scented play-dough
Follow this easy, budget friendly recipe that will last a few outings.
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 cup boiling water
Combine the dry ingredients and add the oil and boiling water while stirring. Mix well. Once the play session is over, store in an airtight container.
As mentioned, baking with chocolate is a great way to enhance a child’s imagination and learn or practice skills like measuring, adding fractions and even the basics of chemistry.
Use chocolate pieces or piped melted chocolate to decorate cookies or a cake, or keep it simple and make chocolate milk or hot chocolate for a fun and easy treat.
Chocolate themed activities for kids are all about having fun. Let us know if you have any other chocolate fun ideas by leaving a comment below!