3 Toddler Kitchen Activities that Will Give You Time to Make Dinner

Why is it that your kid always seems to need the most attention just as the sauce comes to a simmer?  It’s a handy excuse for ordering take out every night, but probably not sustainable.  So here are 3 wildly popular activities with the toddler set, keeping them entertained, while you whip up dinner (even if it’s just mac and cheese).

Cupcake Caddies

Hole-y Cheese

  • Empty Parmesan Cheese Container
  • Q tips
  • Paint (Optional)

Tong Transfer



Elle Walker is a co-founder at What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (7, 4, 2). In her spare time, she loves testing out kids activities (often muttering, "Pinterest, you lie"), to find the best play that minimize set-up, reduce costs, and uses stuff up around the house.