Ways to Make Mealtimes Fun

Make mealtime less of a hassle with these fun ideas.

Having a picky eater doesn’t always refer to the foods that they like. It can mean trying to figure out ways to keep their attention on their meal or even presenting it in a way they’ll deem acceptable.

But there are ways to make this process a little easier. From built-in games to themed forks and spoons, your kid will learn how to engage with their food and make their mealtimes a bit more thrilling.

Because in all honesty, a plate of vegetables that you can shovel in your mouth via construction site sounds a lot more exciting than a plate of spaghetti on a plain background.

You’re putting in so much work making and buying them meals that you know they’ll love, so why not have a little fun with it with these ideas?

Dinner Winner Plates

Photos courtesy of Amazon

This built-in game has compartments for little sections of food with a treat box at the end. They have to complete each section before being awarded with their surprise. Themes include enchanted forest, dino world outer space, supper hero, and pirate.

Spin Meal Plate

Whatever the spinner lands on, your child must finish all of what’s in that section. The kicker is that they have to spin for every category in order to get to the best part — dessert!

Construction and Garden Utensils

Photo courtesy of Amazon

These utensils come in construction or garden themes depending on your child’s preference. The idea is that they are the shovel or truck that’s plowing through all the food. It makes for a lot of improvisation and conversation.

Mr. and Ms. Food Face Plate

Photo courtesy of
Uncommon Goods

Parents are constantly telling their kids not to play with their food and to make sure they stay as clean as possible. But what if they’re not the ones getting dirty? These food face plates allow your kids to make some fun choices like what would make better hair, spaghetti or beans?

Rocket Utensils

Photo courtesy of Genuine Fred

3… 2… 1… lunch! These rocket utensils give a whole new meaning to “here comes the airplane.”

Dinner DJ Plate

Photo courtesy of Genuine Fred

Many have indulged in playing music during dinner, but few have made it themselves. This Dinner DJ Plate allows your child to feel the music and finish their food.

FunBites Food Cutter

Photo courtesy of Amazon

It’s all about presentation. These FunBites Food Cutters will allow you to transform sandwiches, fruit and more into quirky rearrangeable shapes.

TriceraTaco Holder

Photo courtesy of Amazon

Taco night is already a blast so why not bring it back to the past? These adorable taco holders allow for a bit of play, but mostly act as a great way to keep your hands clean.

Little Dress Me Up Plates

Photo courtesy of Dylbug

With food cutters and a bit of imagination, your kids will have a great time trying to make outfits out of their dinner. Every meal is different with new colors and shapes to add into the mix. Your mind will be blown with how many innovative combinations they can come up with.


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