Chef in Training - Kids Cooking Lessons
Introduction - 7-11 years old

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In our kids cooking lessons children 7-11 years old can get more hands-on experience at this stage and with help they can accomplish a lot. Add more advanced tasks to their repertoire as they improve.

If you are new with us look back at the 3-6 year old kids cooking group for an overview.

Kids Cooking Activities Teaching Materials

Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in theme sets and books with an easy to read format

Perfect for teaching!

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Now is the Time to Teach Children To:

  • Read recipes
  • Read labels
  • Recognize what cooking tools do
  • Microwave use
  • Continue learning about kitchen safety
  • Help write out shopping lists
  • Help with menu planning

3 Free Kids Cooking Lesson Plans

Lesson 1- Review kitchen safety and make a kids recipe.

Lesson 2- Practice cracking eggs and making an omelet.

Lesson 3- Nutrition and keeping a Food diary.

The Rest of our Chef in Training Lessons are available in our Kids Cooking Lesson Manual along with extra worksheets and tips for cooking with kids.
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Lesson 4--Reading a recipe and making a cheese ball.

Lesson 5--Dinner etiquette and manners.

Lesson 6--Using a table knife for cutting and gearing up for sharp knives.

Lesson 7--Using a can opener and making a dinner recipe.

Lesson 8--Reading labels and making an easy kids recipe.

Lesson 9--Kitchen tools.

Lesson 10--Using the microwave and microwave cooking for kids.

Lesson 11--Rolling dough and using cookie cutters.

Lesson 12--Planning meals and writing shopping lists.

Lesson 13--Continuously learning.

Some Appropriate Tasks for Pre-Teens Cooking Include:
(including previous age groups tasks)

  • Cracking eggs into bowl
  • Filling and leveling measuring cups or spoons accurately
  • Using a can opener
  • Microwaving with supervision
  • Using a vegetable peeler-some may already know how to use one and some children may need instructions
  • Stirring ingredients
  • Setting table
  • Filling muffin tins
  • Finding and gathering ingredients
  • Cutting soft foods or spreading with blunt knife
  • Kneading dough
  • Rolling out dough
  • Using a whisk
  • Using cookie cutters
  • Helping plan a meal
  • Creating simple recipes with 6 or less ingredients
checkmark redSome children will progress on different levels. Our age groups are just guidelines. You as the adult should judge what is and is not appropriate for the child cooking. Supervision is key. So please show good judgment in teaching your child to cook.

Kids Cooking Lesson Plans

Related Cooking Lesson Levels:
~Toddlers in the Kitchen, ~ Assistant Chefs, 3-6 year olds, ~Chef in Training, 7-11 year olds, ~Junior Chefs, 12-15 year olds, ~Senior Cooking Lessons

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