Cooking is a skill to be used for your entire life, so why not learn it early!? Kids are always eager to learn and help, and there are lots of kitchen skills kids can do. The busy holiday season is a great way to start new traditions, try new things, and get everyone involved.
Research shows that kids are more likely to try new foods if they helped to prepare the food! Letting them dump, stir, scoop, and smash are great ways to get kids of any age started in the kitchen. This handy chart can get kids started, and kids can learn new things and move through tasks the more they practice them. Cleaning up is on the chart too, so everyone can help after the food is cooked too!