Easy Omelet Recipe

When you are cooking with kids, easy and healthy recipes are key.  We’ve covered a bunch of recipes here but it seems like there is always a household favorite.  This Easy Omelet Recipe is one that my kids request for breakfast (and Breakfast for Dinner!) all the time.  They are kind of big egg recipe fans. I love that it’s so easy.  My kids and I made up an omelet one day and had to share the recipe with you.

Kids love this omelet recipe and it's so easy to make. Add healthy ingredients for an easy kid-favorite breakfast idea.



Easiest Omelet Recipe


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Kids love this omelet recipe and it's so easy to make. Add healthy ingredients for an easy cooking with kids favorite breakfast idea.



This recipe calls for just a few ingredients:
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 cup diced ham
1/2 cup spinach 
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

*The ingredients that we used can be substituted for other items.  Use what you’ve got in the house.  Other ingredients that can be added or substituted to your omelet include: green peppers, red peppers, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms, and cooked onions.


Kids love this omelet recipe and it's so easy to make. Add healthy ingredients for an easy cooking with kids favorite breakfast idea.



Kids love this omelet recipe and it's so easy to make. Add healthy ingredients for an easy cooking with kids favorite breakfast idea.

I loved seeing my eight year old make this dish.  She’s getting so big! 


To make the omelet, crack whisk the eggs.  Stir in the milk.  Add the butter to a large omelet pan.  Let the butter melt slightly and then pour in the egg mixture.  Let the egg mixture cook for a few minutes and then add the chopped ingredients.  Using a wooden spoon, gently lift the edge of the omelet.  Cook the eggs/ingredients 3-4 minutes and then, using a spatula, fold one third of the egg toward the inside.  Turn the other outer 1/3 toward the inside of the omelet.  Allow the omelet to cook 1 minute more. 


Kids love this omelet recipe and it's so easy to make. Add healthy ingredients for an easy cooking with kids favorite breakfast idea.

Carefully slide the omelet out onto a plate. 


Enjoy!


Looking for more kid-made breakfast ideas? Try these:


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Eggs Benedict | Royal Little Lambs
Tex-Mex Migas | The Gifted Gabber
No Bake Energy Bites | Mess for Less
Cheesy Chive Scrambled Eggs | Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Easy Omelet Recipe | Sugar Aunts


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Fine Motor Precision Math Engineering Activity

This fine motor activity is one that works on the super small motor skills of the hands.  We’ve shared tips and ideas for building precision of grasp and release before, and this is one more way to build those skills, with a math and engineering twist.  If your kids are anything like mine, then they love blocks.  If I pull out a bin of blocks, then we’ve got ramps, castles, and houses all over the living room floor.  They are an imagination booster and it really is so much fun to see where the creativity goes with just a bin of blocks.  The OT in me loved this activity for it’s creative math twist and for it’s fine motor power punch!

Help kids build their fine motor skills especially precision of grasp and release with this foam block and clay math engineering activity that addresses shapes and vertices.

 

What is precison of grasp and release?



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Precision handling of very small items with controlled movement is necessary for dexterity in functional grasp.  To manipulate items with small motor motions, the hand needs to be in a functional position.  The index and middle digits must oppose the thumb with tip-to-tip finger contact and interphalangeal joint range of motion.  opening and closing the grasp on items with control is precision and allows the hand to grasp small objects from a refined area and enables the hand to release objects in a specific location.  



Precision in of grasp and release allows us to pick up a specific colored bead from a tray of many colors and place it on a string.  We used foam blocks and small balls of clay to practice precision of grasp and release.

 

Fine Motor Precision Activity

Help kids build their fine motor skills especially precision of grasp and release with this foam block and clay math engineering activity that addresses shapes and vertices.

Rolling balls of clay develops the intrinsic muscle strength of the hands.  It opens up the thumb web space and encourages flexion of the interphalangeal joints in the fingers.  Once we had rolled a collection of small clay balls, we used them to work on precision grasp and release with the foam blocks.

Help kids build their fine motor skills especially precision of grasp and release with this foam block and clay math engineering activity that addresses shapes and vertices.

One area that my kids have discussed in both kindergarten and second grade this year is the term vertices.  We talked about the number of vertices on different shapes and placed a small clay ball on each vertice.  Carefully placing the clay on each corner required precision to pick up the clay and to place it precisely on the corner.

Help kids build their fine motor skills especially precision of grasp and release with this foam block and clay math engineering activity that addresses shapes and vertices.

Math Engineering Activity

Once we had each corner covered with clay, we thought it would be fun to engineer a tower.  It was fun to explore the different ways we could build the towers using graded controlled movements to prevent the whole tower from falling.  


This was such a fun exercise in fine motor skills and one we’ll be doing again!

learning activities using foam blocks



Looking for more learning activities with foam blocks?  Try these:


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Roll a CVC Word Game from Mom Inspired Life


Sticky Foam Blocks from Teach Me Mommy


Making Ten Math Activity from School Time Snippets


Foam Blocks Stacking Activity from Something 2 Offer

Help kids build their fine motor skills especially precision of grasp and release with this foam block and clay math engineering activity that addresses shapes and vertices.



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