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3 Activities for Food and Fun in Cooler Weather- Indoor activities to keep kids busy and entertained

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Published on November 08, 2017 with No Comments

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When the weather cools down, parents begin to look for indoor activities to keep their kids busy and entertained.

Singer, actress and mother Christina Milian feels it’s important to fuel family fun with activities that strike a balance of fun and food, not just for kids but parents, too. One of her go-to spots for family fun and food during the fall and beyond is Chuck E. Cheese’s, along with a few suggestions for indoor activities to help beat boredom during the cooler months.

“A change of seasons is a great time to change up your routine,” Millian said. “Fall offers new opportunities to entertain at home and new foods to feed your little ones. A couple of my go-to at-home activities include a build-your-own pizza night or a karaoke party.”

A Build-Your-Own Pizza Night

Trying new recipes with your kids is one way to make the most out of family time at home.  With all of the toppings to choose from, a build-your-own pizza night is a simple way to allow kids to have some hands-on fun in the kitchen and taste their own creations.

A Karaoke Party

Karaoke is a simple yet fun way to keep kids entertained while at home. To turn it up a notch, make it into family dance night and encourage your kids to create their own choreographed dance routines to their favorite karaoke songs.

A Night Out for Dinner and Games

With hundreds of locations across the country, a restaurant such as Chuck E. Cheese’s can provide fun for the whole family while offering a menu that features something for every palate; including options like classic pepperoni pizza, salads and wraps. The restaurant also offers games for kids of all ages, and tickets can be redeemed for prizes that bring the fun home.

Find more ways to keep the whole family entertained as the weather cools at www.chuckecheese.com.

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

Ingredients:

• 2 tbsp active dry yeast

• 1 tbsp sugar

• 1/2 tbsp salt

• 1 tbsp olive oil

• 1/2 cup warm water

• 2 cups flour

(For flour we suggest you use an all-purpose flour or half whole wheat/half all-purpose flour) Add Corn Meal for sides.

Directions:

1. Combine first five ingredients in a bowl and set aside for 10 minutes or until frothy. You need to make sure the yeast mixture has bubbled because that’s what makes the dough rise. If the yeast mixture hasn’t bubbled, try it again with either cooler/warmer water temperature.

2. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and knead, you can add more water if needed.

3. Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead until no lumps are seen. Place in an olice oil coated bowl and cover. Let the dough sit covered for one hour.

4. Preheat oven to 450 drgrees and roll dough out to desired thickness and place on a lightly covered flour dusted cookie sheet or pizza stone. Pre-cook for 10 minutes and pop any bubbles that form. Brush sides with olive oil and sprinkle the edge of pizza crust with corn meal if disired.

5. Place sauce and toppings and cook until desired done-ness.

Usually about 10-15 minutes.

ENJOY! 

 

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