Parents sometimes grimace at the thought of their kids “helping” in the kitchen, but with 3 boys, I’ve learned that it can actually be fun AND a great learning experience! My middle child is the most enthusiastic cook in the family, and actually helps me quite often in the kitchen. It’s fun to see how excited he gets to prepare the night’s meal.
There are some food prep tasks that are perfect for children to help with in the kitchen. These tasks/skills keep them engaged, while at the same time learning valuable skills like food safety, math, and reading! Need some inspiration? Here are a few kid-friendly tasks for the kitchen:
Use some of these tasks and your kids will be at work in the kitchen in no time! Encouraging your children to help prepare meals in the kitchen will make them much more likely to try their creations! If you have a picky eater in you family, involving them in food prep can be one of the best decisions you will make.