Recipe Ideas

Cooking with Kids

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Spending time in the kitchen with kids is one of the greatest things you can do as a family. Just think about the skills we teach them when we are cooking dinner. It’s a mini lesson in reading, math, science, nutrition and the meal you enjoy together after is a wonderful bonus.

It may seem daunting to let kids run wild in the kitchen, but if you give them lots of time and help, even young school-age kids can do simple tasks like:

Kids are never too young to start learning how to load the dishwasher either! Older children can reliably grate carrots, peel potatoes, scramble eggs, and flip pancakes. Just make sure you’re close by to supervise.

It’s amazing the sense of pride and independence they feel when their assigned task has been accomplished and they’ve contributed something important to the family meal.

Some tips for success: