Cooking Activities with Toddlers

Toddlers love to cook. Whether participating in some creative cooking activities or simply stirring a pot of hot pasta, toddlers are excited to get their hands on some hot food. Several fun cooking activities can be performed with toddlers, and here are a few of our favorite ones.

  1. Cook a simple meal together. Toddlers love to cook simple meals, which is a great way to have them work together. For example, you can make a simple meal like chicken and rice or a more complex dish like lasagna.
  2. Make a pizza. Pizza is a classic favorite for toddlers, and various recipes can be made with them. You can make a fresh pizza or an old standby like a calzone.
  3. Bake cookies. Cookies are a great way to have toddlers involved in cooking. You can make simple or more complex cookies, and they will love the result.
  4. Bake banana nut muffins. This healthy snack will make your toddler love cooking! Your child can blend and mash bananas, measure and add ingredients, and even fill the muffin tray.
  5. Quiche. This easy breakfast recipe is perfect for toddlers that love to stir and mix things. Your children can learn how to crack eggs and beat them to make this delicious egg and vegetable quiche.
  6. Vegetable Soup. Vegetable soup is the perfect meal to teach your toddler how to measure ingredients. Your child will quickly develop essential cooking skills from measuring to mixing and cutting vegetables!
  7. Whole Grain Pancakes. Everyone loves pancakes for breakfast. In assisting you with making pancakes, your child will learn to get the ingredients, pour, measure, and mix! These pancakes are the perfect opportunity to let your child practice independence in the kitchen.
  8. Sandwiches. Whether you are going to the beach or park or just staying at home, your children can learn to pack themselves a school lunch in just a few minutes! All they need to do is gather the ingredients and place them on the bread, making your morning routine much easier.
  9. No Bake Jell-O Pie. This creamy treat is perfect for your toddlers on a warm summer day. With only five ingredients, your children can fully participate in the kitchen. They can add butter, sugar, brown sugar, and even crush the graham crackers, making this treat even better to make than to eat.
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