Cooking with children offers an educational, fun, and enjoyable experience. Cooking offers an opportunity to use early math skills while measuring ingredients and then adding those ingredients in the correct order, and practice social-emotional skills by working as a team and taking turns.
Sometimes, though, choosing the right recipe for the children in your care can be a project in and of itself. Finding something to make that is engaging, nutritional, developmentally-appropriate, and relevant to your curriculum can be overwhelming. A fun and simple way to tackle this challenge is to choose some of your children’s favorite books and find recipes that relate to the story! Children quickly engage in activities that stem from stories they already love. To help you get inspired, you can find a few of our favorite books to cook with below: