Teaching kids how to cook is a vital part of equipping them for adult life – but when can they start?
As parents, it’s natural to worry about letting them near sharp knives, or boiling hot pans.
But basic cooking skills for kids can be taught even before they start school, building up to more advanced kids cooking activities as they grow.
And it’s one of those great things to do with kids in Winter months, when they’re bored and can’t get outside.
Here’s a simple guide to the age-appropriate skills you can encourage – cunningly disguised as fun activities for kids in the kitchen.
3-5 year olds
5-7 year olds
7-11 year olds
12 and older
Depending on maturity and ability to concentrate, this is when children can be trusted to take on more complex recipes - with a parent to supervise and help when necessary.
Now you know what they can do, why not try out some of these recipes?