Tips for Cooking with Kids

Cooking with kids can be a lot of fun, but without preparation and a little practice it can also be a bit chaotic. I thought these tips and ideas shared during the Discover & Explore cooking with kids theme were especially helpful.

Cooking with Kids

Featured Posts for Cooking with Kids

Interested in getting your kids more involved in cooking, but not sure where to start? What Do We Do all Day has 10 ways kids can help in the kitchen.

Even toddlers can get participate in cooking activities. Kids’ Play Space has 5 ways toddlers can learn, play, and help in the kitchen.

Living Montessori Now share some Montessori-inspired tips and resources for food preparation with preschoolers.

A Day in the Life of a Preschool Teacher reminds us that cooking with kids doesn’t have to be saved for special occasions and holidays. Instead it can be a part of our daily activities and meal preparation with these simple suggestions.

For recipes kids will be learning to prepare on their own try making a visual recipe card like this one for Sam’s Smoothies from How Wee Learn.

On A Mom with a Lesson Plan you’ll find ideas for creating your own picture recipes and learn a little more about the math and literacy benefits, too.

What are your best tips for cooking with kids? Please share in the comments below.

These posts and other highlights have been pinned to the Discover and Explore Pinterest Board.

More Cooking with Kids Ideas from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

Cooking with Kids

Sharing Family Recipes (KC Edventures)

 5 Fun Ways to Cook with Kids (Buggy and Buddy)

Easy Fall Bread (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Cooking in the Classroom: Rainbow Fruit Salad  (Teach Preschool)

Cooking with Kids: Focus on Language (Twodaloo)

Upcoming Discover and Explore Themes

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  • November 27–Gifts
  • December 4–December Holidays
  • December 11–Indoor Games & Play Ideas
  • December 18–Winter

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  1. Thanks for compiling these great ideas. I love cooking with my son.

    I pulled together some information on what children are learning and how to extend the learning on my blog recently. Check it out if you’re interested.

  2. Picture cards are a great idea for young chefs!

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