News from FamilyFun: Senior editor Debra is getting geared up for another year of lunch-packing for her son Joe (a budding foodie who prefers prosciutto and mozzarella to ham and cheese). So what are you packing for school lunches this year? Post a pic on Instagram with the hashtag #familyfunmaglunchie.

News from FamilyFun: Senior editor Debra is getting geared up for another year of lunch-packing for her son Joe (a budding foodie who prefers prosciutto and mozzarella to ham and cheese). So what are you packing for school lunches this year? Post a pic on Instagram with the hashtag #familyfunmaglunchie.

From the current issue of FamilyFun:   To inspire smiles in your back-to-schooler, try this simple treat. It’s made from yellow and white cheese, a grape tomato, black olives, and bread trimmed into a square (use a strip of crust for the bumper).
Get the details and tons more clever snack ideas from FamilyFun on parents.com.

From the current issue of FamilyFun:   To inspire smiles in your back-to-schooler, try this simple treat. It’s made from yellow and white cheese, a grape tomato, black olives, and bread trimmed into a square (use a strip of crust for the bumper).

Get the details and tons more clever snack ideas from FamilyFun on parents.com.




Nab this idea from FamilyFun:  Feeling the August heat? Pop some frozen watermelon cubes in a glass of water (serve with a Silly Slinky Drinks straw, for extra fun).
Nab this idea from FamilyFun:  Feeling the August heat? Pop some frozen watermelon cubes in a glass of water (serve with a Silly Slinky Drinks straw, for extra fun).

Behind the scenes at FamilyFun: It’s a Jellopalooza in the FamilyFun test kitchen these days. Look for this party on a platter in our Dec/Jan issue.

Behind the scenes at FamilyFun: It’s a Jellopalooza in the FamilyFun test kitchen these days. Look for this party on a platter in our Dec/Jan issue.

Behind the scenes at FamilyFun:  Sweet-tater biscuits from the test kitchen. It’s our job to eat these.

Behind the scenes at FamilyFun:  Sweet-tater biscuits from the test kitchen. It’s our job to eat these.

From the current issue of FamilyFun: May the freeze be with you!Want to make an ice saber? Simple! Cut and fold a 3-inch by 4-inch gray felt rectangle over a freeze pop. Seal edges with fabric glue; clamp with clothespins, if needed. Slip the felt off the pop; add strips and dots. When the pop is frozen and the glue is dry, slip the holder back on.

From the current issue of FamilyFun: May the freeze be with you!

Want to make an ice saber? Simple! Cut and fold a 3-inch by 4-inch gray felt rectangle over a freeze pop. Seal edges with fabric glue; clamp with clothespins, if needed. Slip the felt off the pop; add strips and dots. When the pop is frozen and the glue is dry, slip the holder back on.

Stuff we love: Check out Amanda’s review of Kidstir on our Everyday Fun blog! This ingenious new product sends you and your kids a monthly cooking kit, with kid-friendly kitchen tools and yummy recipes to make together.

Special for FamilyFun fans and followers: During June, you can get 25 percent off the first kit of a Kidstir subscription when you enter the code FAMFUN25.

http://www.parents.com/blogs/everyday-fun/2014/06/02/food/spark-a-love-of-good-food-in-kids/

Happy Memorial Day Weekend from all of us at FamilyFun! Get into seasonal high gear this weekend by grilling outdoors (Root Beer BBQ Chicken, anyone?) or creating a simple summer fun list with your kids.  

What’s cooking in the FamilyFun test kitchen: An alien invasion and some vampire soup.Yes, we’re getting excited for our October issue.

What we’re testing now at FamilyFun: Snack time at the office. Fruit sushi, anyone? We’re trying this lunchbox idea for our back-to-school issue in September…

What we’re testing now at FamilyFun: Snack time at the office. Fruit sushi, anyone? We’re trying this lunchbox idea for our back-to-school issue in September…