Five-year-olds are all about having fun. At this age kids typically want to be entertained at all times, which is why we’ve consulted with our childhood development specialists on how to make the most of your kid-friendly activities. These great Disney crafts and recipes will keep your vivacious five-year-old busy and help them grow their skills.
First things first — who wouldn’t want start their day with a Mickey-shaped treat? These tasty breakfast pizzas are delicious, easy to make, and perfect for getting your five-year-old involved in the cooking process. They can refine their motor skills by helping to carefully grate the cheese and cut the dough with a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter.
Chances are, your little one is all about Zootopia’s Officer Judy Hopps right now. So, convincing them to help you bake these tasty carrot-infused muffins will be a breeze. Turn it into a lesson by printing out the recipe, asking them to carefully help you read along with each step, and explain to them how to use different sized measuring utensils. A healthy breakfast never looked so good!
This fun twist on charades will delight your five-year-old for hours! Instead of the broad version of classic game where players have unlimited topics, this Genie-inspired version focuses only on animals or inanimate objects. Feel free to limit it even further by singling our specific movies like Tangled or Cinderella or simply “items in our kitchen.” Prepare to have a blast!
With the warmer weather on display, it’s time to get those kids out and into the sun. Your five-year-old will be thrilled to gather their little friends up for a fun game of bean bag toss — featuring none other than their favorite Disney pals! This game is simple to create and is great hand-eye coordination practice for the kids. Bonus: you can easily set this up indoors during those bleak winter months.
The mermaid lover in your house is going to flip over these Little Mermaid-themed necklaces. Any five-year-old would have the time of their lives piecing together this recipe and craft. From baking the dough to threading the stars, this activity is perfect for teaching kids about patience and following directions. Unless you’re looking for some new paint splattered decor, gently remind your tykes that acrylic paint can stain surfaces and clothing. This craft is the bubbles — and your kids will agree!
Pair any of these crafts and recipes with their corresponding Disney film and you’ve got the perfect #DisneyWeekend plans. Be sure to share them with us by tagging @DisneyFamily on Instagram. Have a magical day!