Changes in the seasons provides opportunities
to cook with your child throughout the year. Whether it is a holiday
celebration or a seasonal activity, these are always memorable
experiences for children. Whether it is an Easter brunch or birthday
celebration, food usually plays some role in holidays and seasonal
See the links below for our kid's seasonal activities to find ideas
for cooking with kids the whole year through.
Holiday cooking with kids brings home the joy and togetherness that
defines the holidays. Religious and secular holiday cooking provides
opportunities to connect and bond with your children as you share
traditional recipes, create new ones, all while making lasting
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Cooking Through The Year
There are the major holidays but essentially you can find a holiday
in every month, if not day of the year. The opportunity for holiday
cooking with kids is an opportunity that is available all year long.
If the pressures of the major holidays such as Passover or Christmas
are too great to allow for the patience and time needed to tutor
your chefs, there are plenty of other opportunities throughout the
We've organized these kids seasonal cooking activities in groups of
four according to winter, summer,
spring or autumn
season. In addition to those we also have a birthday
section, you'll want to check out. However don't forget fruit
and vegetables change with the season as well! And for even
more check out our national food
days calendar of cooking activities.
Kids Seasonal Cooking Ideas
Cooking in Autumn
Autumn is a time we think of kids going back
to school, harvesting gardens and picking apples.
It is a busy time of year and a start of new beginnings for most
kids. It is also a great time to get kids involved in the kitchen
Autumn holidays immediately bring thoughts of Halloween
and Thanksgiving but
there are plenty of other secondary holiday opportunities.
Celebration of fall harvests and the yields of those harvests are
not only a reason to celebrate but also a reason to cook and consume
the bountiful supply of fresh fruits and vegetables. Read 15
Autumn Cooking Activities.
No one can ignore the traditions of Easter and Passover cooking.
These holidays in particular inspire traditional family rooted
recipes. Preparing traditional dishes with your children is a
surefire way to keep the traditions of generations alive while
creating new ones.
Helping your child understand where and how fruits and vegetables
are grown can help peak their interest in eating healthy. Our
Food Fact Sheets are very informative. They include facts
for many fruits and vegetables such as how it grows, when they're
available, what to look for when buying them, how to cook them, and
recipes as well.
Search for a seasonal cooking activity or recipe.
Seasonal Cooking Activity
Do you have a seasonal activity or recipe to share?