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
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 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
Feast on these ideas for an overview, but if you'd like an organized
step by step method see our teacher
curriculum complete set
cooking lesson book.
See our 70
ways to cook with your kids list.
Simple Techniques That Teach Kids
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.
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
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
See our kids cooking poster set for Knife
Safety Skills Posters.
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
dive into different cooking methods and age appropriate cooking
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!
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
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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