Online Cooking Lessons Index

We have all of our kids lessons broken into age appropriate groups. These groups teach kids kitchen tasks and then build on those skills as they gain experience. Once they finish the kids lessons we introduced the basic lessons where they learn how to cook different ingredients and try new cooking methods. Here we have a quick run down of all of our lessons that you can find through our site or in our ebooks.

50 online lessons

50 + Online Cooking Lessons

Do you want a quick look at what and how to teach children cooking? There are over 50 lesson ideas here but there are still more ideas available throughout the site that are not on this page. So don't forget ideas like craft recipes, seasonal ideas, spa recipes, meal recipes, menu help, parties, cook with book ideas, phew... too many to list.

Feast on these ideas for an overview, but if you'd like an organized step by step method see our teacher curriculum complete set or kids cooking lesson book.
Kitchen Safety
kitchen utensils

Dinner Etiquette and Manners
silverware with menu sign

Peeling fruit and eggs
peeling egg

Peeling Vegetables
peeling  apple

Practice Rolling
practice rolling hot dogs

Tearing Lettuce and Tossing a Salad
tearing lettuce and making a salad

practice stirring in bowl

Adding Ingredients
adding ingredients to pizza
Being Creative
making bagel faces

Using a non-sharp knife for cutting
(before introducing sharp knives)
cutting strawberries with plastic knife

Using a can opener
can opener

Reading labels
food label

Using the microwave

If you'd like an organized step by step method see our teacher curriculum complete set

teacher set

Or order our
Kids Cooking Lesson Instructor and Student Manuals
kids cooking lesson book

cooking pot
Sharp Knife Use and Safety
cutting vegetables

Planning and Shopping for Meals
groceries in bag

Making Pie Dough

making pie dough

Understanding Terms
cooking vocabulary terms

Using Kitchen Appliances
food processor blender

Baking Cookies

Halving and Doubling Recipes
doubling and halving recipes

Baking Cakes
cake on cake stand

Cooking Side Dishes and Salads
caesar salad

Cooking main dishes and meat dishes
cooking stir fry

One night a week chef
chef hat with silverware

Teaching your teen to shop wisely
jar of money

Cooking International food
Teaching others to cook

teacher sign

Preserving food
jar of strawberry jelly

How to Cook Q&A Forum
question mark

  Around the World Studies Manual
world studies manual
Theme Cooking Camps
creative kids food bundle

Juicing Lemons
lemon juicing

How to make the 5 mother sauce
making white sauce
Working with yeast and baking breads
bread loaves

Using herbs and spices.
spice jars
How to cook vegetables


How to cook dry beans
black beans
How to cook grains
How to cook eggs
fried eggs

Different cooking methods

Grow your own herb garden and how to use fresh herbs

herbs in windowsill

Breading and Coating Technique
breading and coating -dredging

Using a Blender

Using a toaster oven
toaster oven

Using a bread machine
bread maker

See our 70 ways to cook with your kids list.

Simple Techniques That Teach Kids Cooking Skills

teach cooking skills
The kitchen, like martial arts or girl scouts, offers many opportunities to teach kids different techniques and disciplines. These techniques help to develop a child's mind and both self and spatial awareness. Teaching kids different techniques in the kitchen builds more than just one aspect of their being, but instead everything from the inside out. Let's take a look at a couple of techniques and how they help to develop the child.

Knife Skills

Wielding a knife requires a set of skills all on its own, but being in complete control of the blade has a feeling like none other. Teaching a child at an early age, how to respect a sharp edge, gives them the understanding of how power and authority work. Demonstrating how a simple flick of the wrist can completely demolish a potato or watermelon is both amazing and awe-inspiring to a child.

But understanding how to control that power and manipulate it for a good cause is a lesson that is not taught too often in life. Many times people go around abusing power with reckless abandon and, unlike the once-popular comic books; the good guys don't always win. These techniques teach self-control and how to use the power for good.
See our kids cooking poster set for Knife Safety Skills Posters.
knife safety skills poster

Cooking Styles

Teaching different cooking styles is equivalent to giving a child a box of 100 crayons. With this many different colors and combinations to use, creativity begins to flourish. The same goes with different cooking styles. Learning the simple differences between wet heat, dry heat and combination heat, the child can begin to play with what works best in each situation.

By providing a number of different ways to explore the actual cooking process, children begin to work through the creative process. You can almost see it as they try to decide what needs to be added first when sautéing vegetables or if a turkey should be boiled or baked in order to get that signature crispy skin. Letting a kid explore is one of the greatest ways to build their minds.
See our Teacher's Curriculum Cooking Set where we dive into different cooking methods and age appropriate cooking tasks.

Clean Up

While the two ideas above deal with being in the present and working with what you have, cleaning up teaches an important aspect of looking ahead. By looking forward and planning ahead, many of the accidents and other mishaps can be prevented. By keeping your mind on what you are doing and will have to do, the child will learn to think about what needs to happen. For instance, if you are not cleaning as you go, you will eventually run out of counter space to prepare food. Before you start working in the kitchen, always wash your hands with warm and soapy water to keep bacteria away from the food you cook and eat. Try adding our cooking posters for reminders!

washing dishes
Cleanliness also aids with organization skills, making it important to know where everything is located at all times and easy to get to. By keeping your area clean, you will not accidentally scald the milk because you were digging around for the cornstarch.

By learning the power of properly wielding a knife, the creativity of food preparation and the foresight of cleanliness, children will gather many life-lessons from techniques they learn in the kitchen. So get up, grab a cutting board and a whisk and start explaining what you are trying to accomplish every time you make dinner for your family.

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