5 Safe Cooking Activities for Kids


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Mix It Up
Mixing with a hand whisk or a big spoon is an easy task that your child will be happy to do.
Mixing with a hand whisk or a big spoon is an easy task that your child will be happy to do.
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Recipes that require mixing are especially kid-friendly. Budding mathematicians can learn the fundamentals of measurement, fractions and volume using measuring cups and spoons [source: Parents]. Even pint-sized chefs can stir basic ingredients with a wooden or plastic spoon. Slightly older children can perform the popular egg-cracking job, although it's a good idea for an adult to do a quick scan for eggshell fragments in the bowl.

Mix-based recipes also provide a perfect opportunity for budding readers to practice reading out loud. As an added bonus, this teaches children how following directions in sequential order results in a successful finished product [source: PBS Parents]. There's no shortage of mix-based recipes with which to teach these valuable lessons. Brownies, pancakes, waffles and muffins are just a few mouthwatering possibilities.