The best way to help kids get excited about eating, is to involve them in the cooking! It’s important to remember though, that the kitchen can be a dangerous place for little chefs who aren’t prepared. That’s why we suggest taking some time to walk them through our tips for making cooking safer. It’s always a good idea to supervise your kids as they cook and revisit our list with them each time you plan to tie on an apron.
- Always ask a grown-up to cook with you. The best chefs always use an assistant.
- Always use pot holders or oven mitts when handling hot pans, pots or baking sheets.
- Turn pot and pan handles to the side to avoid knocking them over.
- Never try to relight a pilot light on a gas stove without an adult.
Ready to get started? Check out our tips for cooking with kids and discover ways to get them excited about heading in to the kitchen. Then get going with some recipes which are guaranteed to please such as our scrumptious spaghetti and eyeballs and our totally tasty cauliflower pizza! Remember that safety is just one of the many skills kids will conquer in the kitchen. For more creative brain games, review our summer learning tips which are relevant all year long.
And of course, be sure to read our baking safety tips before you start warming the oven. Now that you’re prepared, get cooking, eat up and enjoy!