Safe and Easy Kitchen Tasks for Little Fingers

Giving kids a few simple, fun and safe tasks in the kitchen is a great way to teach them about cooking and nutrition. They may not decide to be star chefs, but you can rest assured they'll know their way around a kitchen — and hey, you never know!
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Planning the Meal

Dinnertime doesn't have to be a battle over broccoli. Planning a meal with your kids is a great way to introduce some healthy ingredients into their favorite foods.

 

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Washing Fruits and Vegetables

Start your kids' culinary education with this simple but important step.

Shredding Lettuce

Kids love working with their hands, so they might have so much fun tearing the lettuce that they actually eat the salad!

Assembling

Let your kids stack their burgers and sandwiches just how they like 'em.

Measuring

Teach your kids how to measure and they'll have mastered one of the fundamentals of baking.

Stirring Dry Ingredients

Just make sure their aprons are firmly tied on — you want your kids to stir the dry ingredients, not wear them.

Separating Eggs

What child doesn't relish the opportunity to get his or her hands gooey?

Whisking

This job can be tough on little arms, but it's a great way to teach older kids one of the trickier techniques of the kitchen.

Frosting a Cake

Encourage your kids to come up with their own frosting designs.

Tasting

The best part! See what your kids think of their culinary creations and get some insight into their personal tastes.

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