How to Involve Kids in the Kitchen

When Kids Show Interest in Cooking and Baking

Ask them to watch you make something

Explain the process, the tools and the ingredients

Talk kitchen safety

There are different tasks kids can start with depending on their age

Pre-school Age: How to Get Them Interested in Making Food

– Go through grocery flyers and cut pictures out to make a grocery list

– Play kitchen and restaurant. Order food and let them bring it to you to eat. Talk about the toy food and how you make it.

Junior Elementary School Age

Start with simple tasks:

Rinse fruit & vegetables

Pour pre-measured dry ingredients in a bowl

Elementary School Age 7 and Up

Read recipes together

Help with measuring ingredients

Measuring and pouring liquids