Inside: Cooking with kids can be fun when you have easy and delicious recipes! This collection is filled with favorites that can be done at home or in the classroom!
Cooking with kids might seem a bit overwhelming, but truly, there are a lot of fun and simple recipes out there!
One of my fondest memories as a young mother was cooking with my own children. They loved being beside me at the kitchen counter, measuring, stirring, and pouring.
They are grown now, but I am lucky to have the opportunities to cook with my students in my preschool classroom.
Cooking with Kids
Benefits of cooking with children:
- Builds language and math skills.
- Lays the foundation for healthy eating habits.
- Encourages them to explore with their 5 senses.
- Boosts confidence.
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins: Learn how to mash bananas with a fork with this delicious recipe.
Apple Muffins: These are so easy to make, even toddlers can help!
Quick and Easy Applesauce: Use a rice cooker to make applesauce in a short amount of time.
Easy Blueberry Cake: The perfect snack to make after a visit to the blueberry farm.
Pumpkin Muffins: Make these from scratch – super easy!
Heart-Shaped Brownies: Our toddlers loved making these for Valentine’s Day!
Snowflake Sugar Cookies: Try this with your children during the winter. Yummy!
Vegetable Soup: Enjoy some simple math while making this tasty soup.
Fruit Salad: Learn about the colors of different fruit while putting together a healthy fruit salad.
Family Cake: Get the entire family involved in painting a cake. (Adventure in a Box)
Homemade Alphabet Soup: The perfect soup to make after reading Chicka ,Chicka ,Boom, Boom. (Homegrown Friends)
Chicka Coconut Banana Booms: Here’s another fun snack to make after reading Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom. (Growing Book by Book)
Hot Dog Chip Dog Cookies: Get the kids involved in making treats for their dogs. (Sunny Day Family)
More cooking with kids recipes!
Since creating this post, I’ve found more fun recipes to add:
Cinnamon Chips: All you need are flour tortillas, salt, and a cinnamon-sugar mixture. (Cutting Tiny Bites)
Rainbow Cupcakes: Learn the colors of the rainbow while making these tasty cupcakes. (Craftulate)
Bread in a Bag: The easiest way to make bread with children as young as toddlers. (Busy Toddler)
Smoothie Popsicles: Perfect for kids that want to be independent in the kitchen but still need some guidance. (No Time for Flash Cards)
Banana Pudding Cookie Cups: Requires no heat and can be served immediately. (Still Playing School)
Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins: Add different toppings to these nutritious muffins. (Urban Mom Tales)
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