How to get kids involved in the kitchen

August 15, 2013

From baking cakes to preparing a variety of savoury meals, the kitchen can be a fun place to learn. If you’re anxious that the main workstation is home to too many sharp objects, simply set the kids up at the kitchen table instead.

Baking enthusiasm

When it comes to baking exquisite cakes, there are a number of easy recipes to follow. Many of these methods will allow your little ones to engage in an important activity and one that will aid them in later life.

From chocolate chip cookies and ice cream sandwiches to edible name biscuits and hot cross buns, there are a huge number of recipes to choose from. Prior to beginning the preparation process, it’s important to ensure you have all of the ingredients at hand.

You’ll also need to invest in the likes of mixing bowls, spoons, baking trays and any finishing touches. Once you have all of these in place, only then should you begin the baking process. If you choose to create a rather large batch of cookies or cakes, it’s a good idea to allow your child to take these into nursery or school the next day.

Dining alfresco

In the summer months, many families will choose to dine outside. A change of scenery not only encourages children to try new foods, it’s also a good way to spend some quality family time together.

Involving them in the set up of the table will allow them to learn of all the culinary items needed for a big family meal. If you’re searching for delicious summer recipes, supersavvyme has a number of easy-to-create dishes available online.

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 Fresh Ingredients

Aside from baking, it’s important to teach your child the benefits of fresh ingredients. They should know that a hearty, nutrient-filled meal is the key to a healthy diet. Allowing them treats only after they have finished their main meal is a good way to put this rule into place.

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden or an allotment, use your own produce as opposed to taking a trip to the supermarket. Selecting vegetables from the garden is a great activity and one that the little ones love to partake in.

It’s also a great way to teach the children where the things we eat on a daily basis come from. You may even wish to allocate an area for your children to grow their own vegetables.

 

Disclaimer: In association with SuperSavvyMe

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