From the author of the highly successful Valentine Treats, Birthday Treats, and Christmastime Treats comes this all-occasion family sourcebook that’ll bring a sigh of relief to busy parents, grandparents, babysitters, or anyone else spending time with the kids. With an easy-to-follow workbook format and more than 60 creative projects, quick snacks, family meals, and at-home activities, Weekends with the Kids gives busy families tons of great ideas for spending quality time together.
Throughout, author Sara Perry shares tips on getting the little ones involved in making simple snacks and kid-approved meals, such as Hairy Pepper and the Green Goblet, Crazy Crust Pizza, and Wrap-and-Roll Pancakes. She also includes nifty toys and crafts-like a Tasty Tweet bird feeder, Yippie-Yi-Yo-Yo, and Bouncing Ball Piggy Bank-that go together in a flash with around-the-house ingredients. Comprehensive What Can I Do? lists and themes-for-a-day give little ones oodles of ideas for staying happily occupied while the grown-ups steal some time for weekend chores or a little relaxation.
Filled with year-round inspiration and cheerful color photographs, this indispensable guide is sure to become every busy parent’s constant companion.
Sara Perry is the author of four books in Chronicle Books’ Treats series. She lives in Oregon, where she writes for the Oregonian.
Quentin Bacon is a New York-based photographer specializing in food, travel, and lifestyle photography.