Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Kids Recipe

There are many ways to prepare a recipe so that they are easy for young children to use. Here is one idea that you might use when incorporating kids cooking into your daily routine. Features of a children's recipe should include:

  • Visual cues; drawings or illustrations of the ingredients to be used.
  • Child sized, individual portions; each recipe makes one small serving that is just the right size for the child.
  • Easy to count numbers and fractions; 1, 2, 3, 1/4, 1/2, 1/3.
  • Consistency when using measures; Tbsp. for tablespoon, tsp. for teaspoon, c. for cup, and so on. 
  • Type or write the recipe, add illustrations, and place in a plastic page sleeve.
  • Keep recipes in a 3-ring binder that becomes the child's cookbook as they participate in cooking experiences.

We are discussing "Cooking with Kids in the Kitchen", a unit study that starts here.

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