Kansas State Extension has a great website for school-age “chefs-in-making” called Kids a Cookin’. The website includes videos of pint-sized chefs who work with Host Karen to prepare recipes that kids can easily make at home. The recipes are not only simple to prepare and affordable, but are an excellent way to share the joys of cooking with your kids.
Children enjoy helping in the kitchen and often are more willing to eat foods they help prepare. Plus, helping with the preparation of foods promotes independence and develops self-confidence. Children can be involved in all aspects of cooking, from gathering or purchasing ingredients to “reading” the recipe, measuring, cutting, stirring, and serving the completed food.
If you would like to see more, check out the Kids A Cookin’ website. It’s available in both English and Spanish.
-pointers from Peggy