Kitchen tip of the day

10 Tips for teaching Cooking with your Kids

Are you interested in how to teach cooking to kids? I’ve had several people contact me looking for advice about wanting to open up cooking classes or do cooking parties in their own area.

  1. If the recipe takes you 10 minutes, it will take much longer when teaching and helping kids create the same recipe. Keep this in mind when planning.
  2. Keep the kids on the task at hand. Kids can be easily distracted so don’t talk too much and keep them on task.
  3. Give a run down on what is expected in the kitchen and what the recipe entails before starting.
  4. Let kids show a little creativity. They need to follow the recipe but also choose recipes kids can be creative. Do your recipes in steps. If making dough. Prepare some ahead of time and also show them how to make it from scratch. Then pull out your all ready made dough while the one you just made is rising.
  5. Think at a kids eye level. What is the right height for table and chairs? Also look into real kitchen utensils they just fit smaller hands better.
  6. Eat what you created together as a group. Encourage them to at least try what was fixed.
  7. 7. Keep cooking groups to 3-6 kids. This tends to work best. If you have more than 6 kids, get an assistant to help you.

  8. Have a reachable sink or stool to make washing hands easy for kids.
  9. 8. Teach kids to clean up as well as create recipes. Wipe up spills with paper towels, clean floor with broom if needed, etc. when done.

    9. Have fun!
    10. Eat with the kids

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