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20 Recipes and Tips for Cooking with Kids in the Kitchen

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Getting your kids in the kitchen and teaching them how to cook for themselves is more than just making sweets and baking cookies. It’s also about teaching fine motor skills, math, food safety, olericulture, and an open door for communication. We’re not baking cookies, we’re building memories and teaching science in here! Use these 20 recipes and tips to get your kids in the kitchen and start making your memories.


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20 Recipes and Tips for Cooking with Kids in the Kitchen


Photo Credit: “Strawberry Mango Italian Ice by Finding Zest

Teach your children how to work with knives by letting them cut all of the fruits he/she will need for this Italian Ice recipe. For the strawberries, use a disposable plastic knife, butter knife, or kid-safe nylon cooking knives. Depending on your child’s skill level, they may need a little extra help with the mango. You can start teaching your children how to hold a knife and basic cutting techniques as early as you want to — just make sure the tools are safe for your child’s age group. Grab this deliciously easy recipe —–>HERE.

Tip: Don’t forget to keep the mango seed! Teaching children to preserve seeds is another great lesson in the kitchen.

Photo Credit: “Lion Vegetable Tray” by Eating Richly

Just because a day is ordinary, doesn’t mean your family time can’t be extraordinary! Eating Richly cut and arranged vegetables on a party platter to create the perfect lion for a weeknight “family party”! Technically, her kids didn’t make this platter, but that doesn’t mean your kids can’t. Cut vegetables ahead of time and allow your children to arrange the lion’s mane themselves, or continue to practice those cutting skills using kid-safe knives. Learn how to assemble this fun platter —–>HERE.

Photo Credit: “Homemade French Toast Sticks by Finding Zest

Sunday meal prep isn’t nearly as much fun by yourself as it is when your family is in the kitchen with you! Put your kids to work this week preparing french toast sticks! Finding Zest has a tasty trick for keeping your sticks crunchy that your kids are going to flip over. Have a kid that can’t sit still? This is the perfect job for your little mover and shaker! Hop over to see how to get ahead on this week’s breakfast —–>HERE.

More Recipes and Tips for Cooking with Kids in the Kitchen

Hey! Don’t leave yet! You will want to read through a few of my blog friends’ tip posts before you go! Don’t forget to tell them that you found their great tips and recipes at Behind the Mom Bun!

  1. Supernatural Fudge Brownies by Platter Talk
  2. Whole Wheat Oatmeal Fudge Bars by Eating Richly
  3. Double Chocolate Brownies by Coffee With us 3
  4. Homemade French Toast Sticks by Finding Zest
  5. Daniel Tiger Snack by Eating Richly
  6. Cooking With Kids Tips by Coffee With Us 3
  7. Gluten Free Waffle Cone by Fearless Dining
  8. Lion Vegetable Tray by Eating Richly
  9. Chocolate Ganache by Courtney’s Sweets
  10. Crunchy Apple Peanut Butter Wrap by Finding Zest
  11. Cupcake Cones by Mini Cooking
  12. Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies by Mashup Mom
  13. Chocolate Torta by Platter Talk
  14. Granola Bar by Mini cooking
  15. Chocolate Nonpareils by Courtney’s Sweets
  16. Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Funnel Cakes by We’re Parents
  17. Black Bean & Rice Open-Faced Tacos by Simply Stacie
  18. Strawberry Mango Italian Ice by Finding Zest
  19. Super Rich Healthy Carrot Cake by Eating Richly
  20. Chocolate Mousse Pie by Courtney’s Sweets

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