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5 Ways Your Kids Can Help in the Kitchen

5 Ways Your Kids Can Help in the Kitchen

Most kids love to help out in the home, especially as they get older. Sometimes, however, parents might worry that their kids are too young to help with certain things, like tasks in the kitchen. Helping in the home and having fun in the kitchen is a great way to learn new skills and can also give families the chance to spend more time together. So let’s look at how even younger children can help out in the kitchen. 

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Here are five ways your kids can help in the kitchen:

  1. Help plan meals – Kids of all ages can help you decide on meal plans for the week.
  2. Help prep for meals – They may be too young to help cook on the stove but they can help mix things, open things, and other prep needed before things go in the oven or the pot. My daughter loves to crack eggs and always enjoys mixing the bowl. 
  3. Help wash fruits and vegetables – Washing in the kitchen is a great way to learn about kitchen safety and help, while still being safe for even young children to do. It’s a great opportunity to talk about healthy eating and teach kids about vitamins and good food.
  4. Help organise the pantry – Teach kids your system and help them learn to do organise. Sorting, cleaning, dating, and organising the pantry is an important task. Kids are never too young to start learning and this is a fun and different activity to take part in.
  5. Help clean the fridge – Same as the pantry, the fridge needs cleaning regular, inside and out. This is a great way for the kids to help out and can be a fun cleaning task to help out with. 

Now that you have these ideas for how your kids can help in the kitchen, you’re ready to give it a try.

Angela x

 

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34 Comments

  1. I can’t wait for Florence to be old enough to join me in the kitchen and start baking! Love the idea of keeping littlies busy with the pots & pans too. As a child I used to love helping to dry up – it was a lovely time to just chat with my Mum x

  2. I used to help in my parents’ kitchen all the time as a child. It was great fun and I loved learning more about food. It also made me appreciate how much effort it was to cook a meal! Tx

  3. I feel like I am winning at parenting….My girls do all of these things and have for a few years. They are great life skills to learn and sets them up for their adult life x

  4. I’m all for getting kids to help out in the kitchen, not only is it a great way to inspire them but it also means they can make their own dinners!

  5. These are lovely ideas. I was recently cleaning out the fridge, and normally, just out of force of habit would ask the little ones to keep out the way but they really wanted to help and they did such a good job!

  6. I let my toddlers help in the kitchen occasionally, It is a great bonding time. I need to do it more though.

  7. Great, I’ve always promoted kids to work in the kitchen & same goes for my to-be turning 3 year old son. As per his age he helps me out in the preparations as in giving veggies, mixing things and while all of this he is super excited!

  8. All of them are great tips! I remember always helping my mom with kitchen chores. It was pretty fun!

  9. My kids helped out in the kitchen from a very young age doing safe tasks. They both cook well now and find they are really independent now.

  10. These are such great tips! When my kids are older, I will absolutely want them to help me out in the kitchen so that they can learn.. Thanks so much for sharing!

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