Cooking With Kids in the Summer
Cooking with children can be a very exciting experience for both them and yourself. It creates a lot of memories that they’ll carry with them into adulthood as well as the knowledge and skills of cooking!
The best part is the number of possibilities you have in the kitchen. You can opt to make a healthy snack, a delicious dessert, or even a dinner meal. No matter which meal you select, the kids will love to help!
Be mindful of the child’s age when deciding how they’re going to help. (You don’t want to give the task of handling something hot to a younger child). Instead, let them do the mixing and stirring.
If you have more than one child, separating the tasks should keep them from fighting over who’s doing what- sometimes they like to do that, too. And you may want to consider looking for child safe utensils.
When deciding what to make, you can look to old family recipes or try a new one you found online or heard from a friend. If you need a quick tip, here are a few:
Use cookie cutters to cut out fruits and veggies
Scrambled eggs and hash browns
Macaroni and cheese
Know the Rules!
Safety is very, very important while cooking. Not only to make sure the kids don’t harm themselves, but to make sure your kitchen and your home stay in one piece.
In an effort to keep things in order, don’t be afraid to make rules.
They can be as simple as listen to Mommy (or another grown up in charge), or always ask questions when you’re unsure. Whatever rules you feel apply to you at the time, lay them down.
The number one rule I’m making for you is to ALWAYS HAVE FUN!
See you in the kitchen!
What are some of your favorite recipes to make with the kids? Share below!