For my kitchen tip this week, I'm sharing some of the ways we include our children in the kitchen!
Since my oldest child is nearly six, these are ideas for that age or younger. Moms of older children, feel free to share how you include your older (but still learning!) children with cooking and in the kitchen! :)
Ruth (2) is the current label-remover :)
Fun tasks for little fingers:
Jobs my little ones love:
FYI, spinning grapes isn't worth the bother... but it was fun! :)
How to not go CRAZY with little "helpers" in the kitchen:
What my oldest helpers looked like 4 years ago!
A note on safety: Some of my suggestions require complete supervision by a parent or responsible older sibling. All of the things listed have been incorporated with complete safety in my kitchen. Just use some common sense! :)
And remember... the goal is for our children to have FUN while gaining valuable life skills with our guidance! :)
Licking off the measuring spoons or beaters is fun when sugar or honey is involved! ;)
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1. A clean sink (Rachel)
2. Condensed tomato soup substitute (Alea)
3. Non-stick cakes (Rena)
4. Sharing large kitchen appliances (Katie)
5. Sandwich-making tips
6. From-scratch taco seasoning
7. Helping with the dishes (Kristin)
8. Cooking wild rice in the crock pot (Sara)
9. Easy variety muffins (Susan)
10. Quicker celery-cutting (Becky)
11. Cooking and freezing dried beans (Linda)
12. Cutting back on food waste (Kolfinna)
13. Vinegar tips (Cheryl B.)
14. From-scratch vegetable broth (Joelle)