There are so many fun ways to cook in the kitchen with your child. We’ve put together this collection of recipes for cooking with kids that are super fun and easy.
These cooking with kids recipes can help to educate and empower your child in the kitchen and on a path to making healthy food choices.
Get your little one involved in the kitchen with simple, kid-friendly recipes and ideas.
Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cooking with Kids
- Alphabet Soup Recipe
- Apple Pie
- Baking a Cake
- Banana Sushi Rolls
- Blueberry Recipes
- Cat in the Hot Popsicles
- Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies
- Edible Finger Paint
- Football Shaped Appetizer
- Fruit Kebobs
- Gingerbread Pear Crumble Oatmeal
- Kiwi Gingersnap Mini Tarts
- Orange Strawberry Jam Muffins
- Owl Pizzas
- Pink Rice Krispie Bars
- Penguin Pizza
- Pumpkin Ice Cream
- Pumpkin Peanut Butter Brownies
- Quick and Easy Sweet Potatoes
- Rainbow Food Ideas
- Raspberry Coconut Muffins
- Ready to Blend Smoothie Packs
- Salted Caramel Pumpkin Muffins
- Teddy Bear Biscuits
- Teddy Bear Shaped Rice Krispie Treats
- Zucchini Muffins
- Healthier Potato Salad
- Kale, Orzo, and Feta Salad
- Kale, Potato, and Bacon Toscana Scalloped Potatoes
- Orange Juice Frosty Drink
- Sweet Potato Brownie Cookie
- Steak and Potato Breakfast Fajita
- Steak and Mango Salsa Flatbread
Holiday Themed Recipes for Kids
- Hot Chocolate Cookies
- Christmas Sugar Roll Cookies
- Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cheesecake
- Snowman Pizza
- Xmas Tree Pizza
- Christmas Salad Bar
- Gingerbread Heart Pancakes
- Heart-Shaped Pretzel Candy
- Heart-Shaped Cake Balls
- Healthy Easter Egg Treat (Fruit Pizza)
- 15 Easy 4th of July Treats
- Witched Themed Recipes
- Kid Friendly Vegan Halloween Recipes
- Monster Cookie Dough Dip
- Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars
- Turkey Casserole
- Spider Meatballs
- Bunny Bread
- Easy Heart Shaped Pancakes
- Heart Bread
- Valentine Snack Ideas for Kids
- Dr. Seuss Inspired Snack Ideas
- Earth Day Snack
- 4th of July Star Recipe
- Edible America Flag Snack
Food Group Cooking Units
- Fruit: Princess Tea Party Menu
- Dairy: Fruit Yogurt Parfaits
- Grains: Heart Healthy Energy Bars
- Protein and Meats: Bean Soup
- Vegetables: Veggie Pizza Snack
- Heart Healthy Fun
Cooking Around the World Dishes for Kids
- French Crepes from France
- Celtic Knot Cookies from Ireland
- Baklava from Greece
- Fish Empanadas from Mexico
- Coconut Bread from French Polynesia
- Samoan Panikeke from Australia
- Making Sushi with Kids from Japan
- Making Samosas & Mint Chutney from India
- Rosenmunner from Sweden
- Bangers and Mash from United Kingdom
Nutrition and Education Resources
- Let’s Talk Nutrition
- 10 Ways to Cook with Books
- How Do You Get Kids to Try New Foods
- The Best Kids Homemade Snacks Recipes
- 75 Prep Ahead Lunches and Breakfast Recipes
- You can find additional ideas on our Cooking with Kids Pinterest Board!
What do Kids Learn from Cooking
There are many advantages of children learning to cook. Here are a few:
- They explore concepts of math, science, and literacy in the kitchen.
- They can learn about different cultures and cuisines.
- They can develop important life skills, such as following directions, problem-solving, and time management.
- They can learn about healthy eating habits.
- They can save money by cooking at home instead of eating out.
- They can bond with their parents and other family members while cooking together.
- They can have fun and be creative in the kitchen.
Overall, learning to cook is a great way for children to develop important life skills, learn about different cultures, and have fun.
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Many of these ideas can be used for your cooking with kids classes at home or school!