Children’s Day in India is celebrated on November 14th every year to mark not only the importance and the rights of children but also the birth anniversary of independent India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, who loved them. Popularly known as ‘Chachaji’ to kids, Nehruji was a pioneer in his own right as he brought India onto the international stage with his politics. He was also a great champion for high-quality education and was one of the driving figures for the opening of renowned educational institutions such as AIIMS, IIT, IIM and NIT.
Schools celebrate children’s day with great pompas they hold competitions, cultural programs, speeches and more. Children are asked to ditch their school uniforms on their special day and wear colourful clothes to enjoy their day. The entire day is dedicated to appreciating and motivating children for a bright future.
If you are a mom, looking to celebrate children’s day at home as a special gesture for your kids, then you can try making them some delicious and unique dishes. You can also make it a learning opportunity by gamification of cooking! By this we mean you can help your kids understand food and have some fun with it too!
Try making a creamyinstant pasta dish with your kids
Children should learn new things and be curious during their golden years. You can use this special day to tell them about pasta, its origins and history as a dish and how it ismade. Since your kids don’t have the culinary experience to make pasta from scratch, they can use instant pasta like Sunfeast Yippee Pasta to make it.
Use veggies like corn, olives, and capsicum to make a creamy and veggie-filled white sauce pasta that will keep your kids’ tummies full and their smiles wide.
Make spicymushroom stir-fry noodles with instant atta noodles
A spicy bowl of atta noodles can delight any kid. Use Sunfeast Yippee Noodles to create a spicy bowl of delicious noodles. You can also supervise and make your kids prepare these as they only take a few minutes. Then you can proceed with chopping up some veggies like mushrooms, bell peppers, onionsand green chillies for a spicy Chinese-style dish. You can also help your kids learn how to chop easy vegetables like mushrooms and chillies for a fun and interactive time!
Learning such instant dishes can help them during emergencies or when they are left alone at home too.
Assemble a tasty Falafel wrap with your kids
Using wholesome ingredients such as fresh veggies and Rotis or tortilla wraps, you can create a fun and exciting time for your kids. ITC Master Chef Frozen Snacks has a range of delicious frozen snacks including ITC Master Chef Falafel Lebanese Kebab. These are easy-to-make and delectable kebabs that can be air-fried to perfection within minutes. Once the kebabs are ready, you can create an assembling station where you make kids open up their rotis/ tortillas and add veggies and kebabs and close their wrap. This will make cooking fun and encourage them to have healthy meals! Make sure to add several sauces like mayonnaise, chilli sauce, chipotle sauce and more to emulate a delightful taste.
If your children are very little, you can choose to prepare fun potato snacks such as ITC Master Chef Alphabytes which are frozen potato snacks shaped into alphabets. These can increase their curiosity to learn and make it an engaging snack time for them!
While all of these are entertaining activities that you can experiment with, you must make sure to encourage and appreciate your kids for their efforts and their dreams. Make sure to compliment them once they help with a task and manage to assemble a food item. This will give them more confidence to take on bigger things!