How to get your children to help in the kitchen

kids_in_kitchenChildren aged 2-5 can easily do most of the following tasks in the kitchen:

  • Help stir ingredients in a bowl
  • Wash fruits and vegetables
  • Add ingredients to a bowl if supervised
  • Hold a small handheld blender with adult supervision.
  • Bring and put away ingredients
  • Mash ingredients or knead dough – basically anything that they can use their hands and get messy :) .
  • Measure basic  measuring from spoons and cups
  • Add salt and pepper by using the pepper mills
  • Crack eggs

Children love to help out in the kitchen and getting them started earlier in life helps develop their life long love for cooking.  If there are tasks that I have left out, please let me know.

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