My 5 year old daughter Tatum LOVES to be in the kitchen with me! From the time she was just 2 years old she has been by my side whipping up cookies, pancakes and applesauce. Now that she’s getting older she’s ready for more freedom in the kitchen. We have worked culinary arts into her home school curriculum. (I.e she’s making lunches for the family now! #winning) She is the proud host of her very own how to videos on YouTube. She features all sorts of different tutorials on kitchen how to’s. You can check out her How to make a PB and J here!
As her mom/producer I’m always on the look out for good kid cook books. I love that while we are in the kitchen we are able to work in reading, writing and math all while going over a recipe. After a few different cookbooks we have found that the William Sonoma kids line is our favorite! They offer a Kids Baking and a Fun Food edition.
Both are jampacked with recipes that kids would actually want to make AND eat. They feature SIMPLE instructions that are applicable to baking and/or cooking and are basic fundamentals. It has clear and simple instruction as well as photos for every step.
Tatum and I both highly recommend these cook books for ages 5 and up. You can pick these books up used on Amazon or you can Che k out the NEW editions on William Sonoma‘s website. (Spoiler alert they have an American Girl cook book!!!)
If you’re looking to make your time in the kitchen more of a structure course Thirty Hand Made Days offers some GREAT free printables!!
Enjoy your time in the kitchen with your littles, chances are they will remember what it felt like to be in the kitchen with you for the rest of their lives. Don’t forget making memories is the goal, messes come with the territory. Good news, there’s nothing a damp cloth can’t clean up.