If your Fourth of July cookout is a family-friendly event, you will need to make sure all of your guests – both big and small – have a great time. Kid-friendly summer meals and activities will guarantee a fun Fourth of July for kids, making it easier to focus on your adult guests (and even leave a little time for yourself).
Here are some easy cookout foods and activities to entertain the younger guests at your summer get together.
What to Include on Your Savory Cookout Kids Menu
The best way to make kids feel included at your cookout and ensure there’s something even a super picky eater can enjoy is to include foods they know and love. Add some kid-friendly finger foods to the table in addition to the usual classic foods for a cookout. Finger foods will make it easier for kids to eat independently, and an added bonus is that they usually satisfy picky eaters. Easy cookout foods for kids like burgers (slider-sized to avoid waste), corn on the cob, and sliced fruit and veggies are all great options.
To avoid additional cooking when creating a special cookout kids menu on Fourth of July, serve some of our favorites from Yumble. Our Chicken Nuggets and Pizza Bagel are crowd-pleasers that are also perfectly portioned for kids.
Sweet Treat Ideas for a Fourth of July Cookout
You’re sure to see kids smiling at your 4th of July cookout if you serve something sweet. Choose a couple of classic Fourth of July cookout food ideas like s’mores or popsicles. Or, serve a patriotic-themed dessert like red, white and blue Jello.
Grilled fruit with ice cream is another option for a cool and healthy treat that both kids and adults will love. For an option with less sugar, Protein Poppers are a great choice for a sweet but easy cookout food. Serve them as an appetizer or dessert!
The Best Beverages to Complement the Food for a Cookout
You probably have plenty of adult beverages planned for your cookout. It might be fun to serve a special drink on the cookout kids’ menu, too. This could be as simple as fruit-infused water using fresh berries and mint. Or, make a Fourth of July punch for kids using a recipe like this one.
Activities for a Fun Fourth of July for Kids
Cookouts aren’t only about food – they’re also about fun! Keep your younger guests busy by incorporating activities into your Fourth of July cookout ideas. These activities can be as simple as a designated table with crafts like this fun idea for DIY confetti poppers.
Or, bring adults in on the fun, too, with family-friendly games like softball or relay races. Click here for more Fourth of July cookout ideas and games that the whole family will enjoy.
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