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Halloween roasted vegetables {A-Z Play at Home}

Halloween roasted vegetables

I love Fridays. We have a fun weekend planned with the kids. Can you believe we’ve already reached letter V in our weekly A-Z Play at Home blog hop? The letter V made me think of vegetables, something we always have plenty of at home. We’ve used vegetables in our crafting before and today we wanted to try something a bit different. With Halloween coming up soon we made our own Halloween roasted vegetables!

Halloween roasted vegetables

I don’t usually have a problem getting my kids to eat their veggies. Thankfully they eat well, but it can never hurt to make mealtime a little more interesting. It definitely helps if they get involved with the food preparation too.

Halloween roasted vegetables

To make our Halloween roasted vegetables we used butternut squash and huge baking potatoes. My 7 year old prepared the potatoes whilst I peeled and sliced the butternut squash.

Halloween roasted vegetables

We picked a few of our favourite Halloween cookie cutters and my 5 year old used these to cut out the shapes from each slice of butternut squash and potato. Yes, I removed the knives as soon as I noticed them in this pic!

Halloween roasted vegetables

She cut out a few haunted houses, ghosts and pumpkins.

Halloween roasted vegetables

Then she placed them on a baking sheet and we sprayed them with cooking spray. We baked them in the oven for about 40 minutes at 180°C. They make a great accompaniment to the kids favourite dinner. I think we’ll be making these again next month!

Halloween roasted vegetable shapes

See what others have made inspired by the letter V:

Velcro 4 in a row game from Teach Me Mommy

Vet unit ideas from Bambini Travel

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    Nayna Kanabar
    September 29, 2017 at 8:04 am

    What a fabulous idea to encourage kids to eat their veg. The halloween shapes look really cool.

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    Velcro Four in a Row DIY Game - Teach Me Mommy
    September 29, 2017 at 9:17 am

    […] How to make this game: Use the lid of the box. First, measure out your blocks. Five rows across and seven blocks high. You can do less if you have a smaller box, but this 5:7 ratio is ideal. Tape your lines with Washi tape, alternatively, just use a marker or two to make the lines visible. Get your child to help with sticking the soft side Velcro dots on the lids. Add the other dots to the blocks on the box. Set up the game like this and you are ready to play! The aim of the game is to get four of your colour lids in a row AND keep your opponent from getting his/her four in a row by blocking her/him. Take this travel friendly box with you when you go on holiday and have frugal fun as a family! More Letter V play ideas: Vet unit ideas from Bambini Travel Vegetables for Halloween […]

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    Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life
    September 29, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I love these – what a great idea for Halloween. Kaz

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    Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life
    September 29, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I love these – what a great idea for Halloween. Kaz

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    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN
    September 29, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Tasty and spooky – what a great way to get your yummy veg fix with a whole heap of fun!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

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    Sarah
    September 29, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    What a fun idea! A great way to encourage veggie eating too!

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