Cooking with Kids :: 50+ Fun Ideas and Recipes

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Cooking with Kids - 50+ Recipes, tips, and ideasCooking with kids is wonderfully fun and rewarding whether you bake dessert, whip up a fun snack, or collaborate on dinner. Most young children LOVE to measure and mix, pour and decorate.

Yes, it can be messy sometimes and the finished item may not always look quite as it would if you had cooked it yourself, but you are building memories alongside skills.

And that is always worth it.

Here are more than 50 recipes, tips, and ideas for cooking with kids.

Most of the following posts include recipes, some include links to the recipes we used, and a few are more about cooking with kids than the actual recipe. (And a few are just recipes without the cooking-with-kids element.)


Kid’s Cookbooks & Aprons

Pretend Soup Kids Cookbook 2 Kids Recipe Cards from Barefoot Books Sew Kids Apron

No-Cook Snacks for Kids

Fruit Necklace Snack for Kids Pretzel Nests Creative Easter Snacks for Kids  Grape Sculptures

Baking Bread with Kids

Teddy Bear Bread Bread Dough Faces Monster Bread

Homemade Soft Pretzels Pretzel Hearts Whole Wheat Bread Recipe for Kids

Cooking Breakfast with Kids

Favorite Granola Recipe Raspberry Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Pretend Soup Kids Cookbook

Pumpkin Waffle Recipe Scones Jack O Lantern Pancakes for Halloween

Bear Pancakes Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Heart Pancakes

Baking Desserts with Kids

Baking Cherry Hand Pies with Kids Gingerbread House Heart Doughnuts

Making Blueberry Hand Pies Blueberry Turnovers Recipe Making Candy Cane Lollipops

Best Cherry Pie Recipe Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Baking Strawberry Shortcake with Kids

Rainforest Cookies Cranberry Upside Down Cake Cinnamon Twists Donut Recipe

Rainbow Cupcakes Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Maia's Apple Pie

Daphne Made Her Own Birthday Cake, Too! A Rainbow Bundt Cake to Celebrate Chocolate- Pretzel Christmas Trees

Cherry Hand Pies An Artful Spring Nest with Eggs Kids in the Kitchen An Anytime Celebration Cake

Kids in the kitchen baking a mystery chocolate dessert Bend and shape candy canes Some Christmas Making Baking and Experimenting (snack)

Decorating Cookies & Cakes with Kids

Cupcakes as Canvas Decorating a Cake Butterfly Cookies

Painted Heart Cookies Use Stamps on Cookies Leaf Print Cookies

Happy Birthday Maia! (& a Kid-Made Birthday Cake) Eight! (with a child-made cake with chocolate embellishments) A Fall Gingerbread House with Halloween Candy

Some Christmas Making Baking and Experimenting (gingerbread houses)

Cooking Main Dishes with Kids

Making Ravioli with Kids

Cooking with Kids

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