Cooking with Kindergartners: 15 Kid-Friendly, Real Food Recipes


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Cooking can be a fabulous way to spend time with your kids, practice some life skills, and learn all at the same time.  Cooking with kindergartners is especially fun.  My 6-year-old loves to spend time in the kitchen!  But as a parent of a kindergartner, it can be difficult to find recipes that are appropriate for the age group.

Cooking with kindergartners doesn't have to involve lots of sugar and box mixes.  Try these kid-friendly, real food recipes instead!

Miss O took a cooking class after school for a few weeks and I was disappointed that cooking wasn’t really an accurate name for the class.  It was more like mixing class.  That’s fine, but she had been helping me with simple cooking tasks, like pushing the scrambled eggs around in the pan, for a while.

The other problem is that so many recipes designed for kids are not very healthy.  When I was searching I found lots of cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats, but not too many every day foods.  If I want Miss O to really benefit from cooking, I want her to get started making real food, right away.

I went on a pretty exhaustive search and found these 15 awesome, kid-friendly recipes that cover everything from breakfast to snacks to dinner.  Click on the image to be taken to the recipe page.

Recipe Tin Eats

The Pinning Mama

Well Plated

Creating My Happiness

Miss Information

Learn With Play At Home

Voracious Veggie

Six Sisters’ Stuff

Butter With a Side of Bread

Home Made Interest

I Love to Cook

I Wash You Dry

Sally’s Baking Addiction

Creating My Happiness

These simple, but delicious recipes can make time in the kitchen fun and educational.  Have you tried any of these recipes with your kids?  Share a picture of you and your little one on our new Facebook Page!

Cooking with kindergartners doesn't have to involve lots of sugar and box mixes.  Try these kid-friendly, real food recipes instead!

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