Finding activities for 2-year-olds is sometimes a challenge.  They need a lot of supervision, but want to be in the middle of everything.

Use this willing toddler force for good by getting into the kitchen and making some summer snacks together!

food activities for 2 year olds

Food Activities for 2-Years-Olds

Simple kitchen activities for two-year-olds can be a ton of fun.  Giving them simple tasks within each recipe can keep their little hands busy.  The bonus of food activities is that it introduces them to new ingredients in a non-threatening way which could have positive effects on what they are willing to eat later.  Obviously, you are cooking with a toddler, so please have safety and mind and supervise completely!  These are things to make TOGETHER.

Fourth of July Strawberries – A new take on chocolate covered strawberries perfect for Independence Day gatherings.  Just dip them in white chocolate and add blue sprinkles.  Two-year-olds will love arranging strawberries and adding sprinkles.

Candy Popsicles – Fill your popsicle molds with lemonade and hide pieces of candy inside.  These turn out delicous and are also really pretty.  2-year-olds can get creative adding the sweet candy middle.  Parents will want to supervise toddlers eat this snack after freezing.

Pineapple Drink – A Disney inspired drink with lots of juices, pineapples and cool whip.  Toddlers can help add ingredients and choose glasses to serve this yummy snack.

Fruit Leather – An easy to make recipe for all natural fruit leather your kids will love.  This is a great alternative to sugary fruit snacks.  Two-year-olds can help by washing fruit, smashing fruit, lining a cookie sheet with wax paper and then watching through the oven window throughout the day.

Rock Candy – Flavor your kids water in the summer to encourage drinking by adding in these rock candy sticks.  A simple recipe that consists of sugar and water.  2-year-olds will find this food activity magical {as well as parents}!

Cookie Sandwiches – Made with Pillsbury funfetti cake mix, frosting and sprinkles, your kids will adore these cookie sandwiches.  Toddlers can help make cake and the two-year-old decorating options are limitless.

Granola Bars – These delicous granola bars are a quick and easy breakfast.  With no white sugar added, these are a healthier option than boxed bars.  There is also a little extra recipe for carmel sauce to add on top for a special treat.  2-year-olds can help add ingredients and get a kick out of eating cookies for breakfast.

Doughnut Cake – In lieu of a cake at your next party, try this doughnut cake.  Add a litte bunting banner on top and it’s a fun alternative to a traditional cake.  We all know kids love doughnuts and 2-year-olds could actually stack this cake themselves.  There is no right or wrong way!

Holly Homer is a mom of three boys who all at one point were wiggly 2-year-olds.  She knows the secret to summer sanity is keeping the kids busy and out of trouble which is why she writes Kids Activities Blog.


  • Kelli at 3 Boys and a Dog

    Love these ideas – an totally adorable picture! Thanks for linking up to past Homeschooling on the Cheap weekly linkies! The site combine is finally done and we have started the linkies back – you were featured!! Come see


  • Julia

    Thanks for these fun and inspiring ideas! It’s been a while since we’ve had a toddler, and making snacks together is just the sort of thing I should be doing with our youngest.
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  • Melinda

    great list! would love if you linked up to our #kidsinthekitchen series this week
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  • Katie Vyktoriah

    Wonderful post! Thanks for linking up to Pin It Tuesday!
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  • Val Young

    Great ideas!
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