15 Simple Recipes to Make with your children
The kitchen is like a magical workshop, not just for cooking but for some epic learning too. It’s where math, art, and science join forces, and kids get to be little kitchen superheroes. Cooking with them isn’t just fun, it’s confidence-boosting and skill-building.
Here are some easy and fun recipes to kickstart their delicious adventure:
Ingredients: English muffins, tomato puree, grated cheese, and toppings of choice (peppers, olives, ham, etc.)
Method: Slice the muffins in half, spread tomato puree, sprinkle cheese, add toppings, and bake until cheese melts.
Ingredients: Assorted fruits (melon, grapes, strawberries) and skewers.
Method: Cut fruits into bite-sized pieces and pierce them onto skewers.
No-Bake Oatmeal Biscuits:
Ingredients: Rolled oats, cocoa powder, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract.
Method: Combine all ingredients, form into biscuits, and refrigerate.
DIY Sandwich Shapes:
Ingredients: Bread, sandwich fillings (cheese, ham, turkey), and cookie cutters.
Method: Allow kids to cut shapes out of bread and fill them with their preferred fillings.
Baked Bean Boats:
Ingredients: Baked beans, bread or pitta, cheese.
Method: Cut the bread into boat forms, fill with baked beans, top with grated cheese, and bake until melted.
Ingredients: Eggs, bread sliced into strips.
Method: Boil the eggs. Allow kids to dip the bread strips into the soft boiled eggs.
Fruit Salad Hedgehogs:
Ingredients: Grapes, strawberries, banana slices, toothpicks
Method: Put together pieces of fruit on toothpicks into a hedgehog form.
Ingredients: Tortilla wraps, assorted veggies, hummus
Method: Permit kids to spread hummus and add colorful veggie strips into wraps.
Ingredients: Eggs, cheese, veggies, ketchup
Method: Make simple omelettes. Use ketchup to draw smiley faces.
Ingredients: Potatoes, paint
Method: Cut potatoes into shapes. Dip and stamp onto paper to make art.
Ingredients: Cereal O’s, yarn
Method: Thread cereal pieces onto yarn to create wearable necklaces.
Ingredients: Grapes, strawberries, skewers
Method: Skewer fruits and freeze into fruit popsicles.
Ingredients: Pancake batter, toppings
Method: Make pancakes and allow kids to decorate into different shapes using toppings.
Ingredients: Babybel cheese, grapes or blueberries
Method: Assemble cheese rounds with added fruits into hedgehog shapes.
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches:
Ingredients: Cucumber slices, bread, cream cheese
Method: Spread cream cheese on bread. Add cucumber slices to make mini tea sandwiches.
Remeber Safety First!
Always supervise children, especially when using sharp objects or the oven.
Remember, the goal is to make cooking a fun, educational experience. It’s okay if the dish isn’t flawless; the joy lies in the journey and the confidence they gain from creating something of their own.
Getting children involved in preparing meals teaches them important life skills like following instructions and working together. With some creativity, even simple recipes can be turned into fun bonding experiences. So roll up your sleeves, and let the cooking adventures begin!