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3-6 years old- Lesson 2

In this second kids' cooking lessons, kids will practice using a non-sharp knife to spread. This is a basic cooking skill that kids love to do and using these two fun kid recipes is a good way for them to practice.
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Practice Spreading

Choose one of the following kids recipes:


  • Round crackers
  • Cream cheese or cheese spread
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Raisins
Allow your child to create these spiders. Spread cheese on top of one cracker.
kids cooking lessons on spreading with a knife or spreader.

Add pretzel sticks on top of cheese for legs. Put another cracker on top, (you may need to add more cheese.) Add a dab of cheese on top of cracker and attach raisins for eyes. You can also substitute peanut butter for the cream cheese, if desired.
plate of spiderskids cooking lessons on practice spreading with a knife and creating spider crackers

Let kids experiment and they might come up with their own version like this one:

cracker spider

Apple Frogs

  • Green apples, cut in slices
  • Green grapes, cut in half
  • Peanut butter
  • Mini chocolate chips

Adult should cut apple into slices leaving green peel on. Allow child to spread peanut butter on top of apple slice and layer another slice on top. Add dabs of peanut butter on top and attach green grapes. Add another dab of peanut butter and place chocolate chips on for eyes.

kids cooking lessons on practice spreading with a knife making apple frogs.

Add baby spinach under the frogs for lily pads.
lily pad apple frogs

More Spreading Activity:
Frost cupcakes, make their own peanut butter and jelly sandwich or spread mayonnaise on bread for a deli meat sandwich.

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