At Cutco we are firm believers in getting kids in the kitchen early. Not only is it fun for them, it provides a foundation for good eating habits and is quite educational. So, in support of kids in the kitchen we created this fun, free kid’s activity guide.
The guide is intended to be a fun introduction to cooking. The recipes are designed to be more assembly-style so that kids can easily put them together themselves, with some help from an adult. It also includes some fun games and a measuring section that introduces kids to the concept of how to measure.
Recipes in the guide include Ants on a Log, a perennial kid favorite. It’s as easy as having an adult cut celery into pieces about 4 inches or so (the log), filling the cavity with peanut butter and layering on the raisins (the ants).
Another easy recipe that’s included is a Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip and Banana Sandwich, featuring all the things kids love. Layer on the peanut butter, add sliced banana and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
For something more on the savory side, kids can make our easy Turkey and Cheese Pinwheels. They’re a kid-friendly food that’s fun to make and eat.
And, of course, we couldn’t leave out our furry friends. The guide includes an easy dog treat recipe using sweet potato, flour, applesauce and eggs.
Along with the delicious, easy recipes, you can guide kids through the measuring worksheet at the end, using a bowl of rice, measuring spoons and measuring cups.
When working with kids in the kitchen, keep a close eye, but let them explore a bit. Adults can handle the sharp knives and cutting duties, but let the kids participate when they can.
Download our free kid’s activity guide and enjoy an afternoon in the kitchen.
Share photos of your kids working with the guide on social media and be sure to tag @CutcoCutlery and use #CutcoKids.