Assistant Chef- Kids Cooking Lessons
3-6 years old - Lesson 1
For the first kids' cooking lessons, read and
discuss the following kitchen safety guide and kitchen rules for
your cooking safety lesson plans. In every basic lesson group you
will see a few repeated lessons, we believe these are important
skills to learn along with how to cook.
You will need to teach your children what equipment they can touch
and play with safely and what equipment and appliances they have to
ask an adult for help with.
Child Friendly Kitchen
You should try to set up a cupboard at the right height for your
child that they can store all of their equipment in. They can then
learn that once they have finished with it that it should be placed
back in the cupboard until next time. If you make the effort to get
them their own kitchen utensils and cooking items then they will
learn more and understand how to look after them. You should let
your child do as much as they can in the kitchen which often
involves stirring, mixing, pouring and measuring. They will learn
great mathematics skills whilst learning how to cook.
Child Safety in the Kitchen
Children have to be taught that ovens, hobs and grills are very hot
and they will seriously injure themselves if they touch them. If
your child understands this from an early age then they are more
likely to understand and be safe in the kitchen. You should ensure
that you keep all knives and sharp dangerous pieces of equipment out
of your child's reach. Although they may be sensible your child
might confuse their blunt knives for your sharp kitchen ones.
It is better to be safe rather than sorry and ensure that they
cannot get hold of them.