10 Ways to Inspire your Kids to Cook!

Getting your kids in the kitchen and teaching them how to cook provides many benefits. Not only does it allow you to spend quality family time together, but it's an important life skill they need! Making a meal will help boost your child's confidence (while they practice math and reading), and cooking will also help expand their palates as they discover new foods!

We've round up 10 ways to help inspire your kids to cook!

Get them a Chef's Apron
Kids love to help in the kitchen but they are also messy! Grimm Kids aprons are great solution! Machine washable cotton apron features neck and waist ties. $11.99 at Kitchen Stuff Plus.

The Cookbook for Kids by Williams-Sonoma
Packed with more than 60 yummy recipes for easy-to-make treats, from crepes and cookies to fish tacos and nachos, Williams-Sonoma Cooking for Kids makes cooking loads of fun! This book features gorgeous photography and colorful illustrations in a fun, uncomplicated book that kids and parents are sure to love. $23.83 at Chapters-Indigo.

Learn to Cook at Rooks to Cooks
Rooks to Cooks is a multidimensional cooking school that offers a wide variety of cooking programs for individuals of all ages and levels. They offer cooking camps during the summer and on PA days, in-school workshops and after school programs, and birthday parties for kids. Find out more at Rooks to Cooks.

Klutz Kids Cooking
The Klutz Kids Cooking cookbook includes 30 recipes with step-by-step photos so that young chefs can follow along and learn basic kitchen skills. Includes a rainbow whisk and a classic collection of tried-and-true recipes that everyone will love. $32.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond.

Portable Mini Toy Kitchen Set
This mini toy kitchen is perfect for kids who love exploring the world and engaging in imaginative role play. This children’s kitchen set includes everything you need to turn your child’s room into a small kitchen! Peek their interest before getting them into a real kitchen. $24.97 at Walmart.ca.

Watch Chopped Junior
Little chefs with tremendous ambition are taking over the Chopped Kitchen! Each episode of Chopped Junior showcases the talents of children seeking to make unforgettable meals from mystery ingredients under a ticking clock. This show will inspire any up and coming little chef! Watch on Food Network.

ThinkMax Chef Set Kids Cooking Play Set
This role play chef set for kids includes chef's hat, kids apron, oven mitt, pot holder, wooden spoon, rolling pin, whisk and 4 cookie cutters. All are specifically designed for kid's play. $15.99 at Amazon.ca.

Sign up for Kids Cooking Camps
Andrea’s Cooking Camps are a safe space for children to learn, be themselves and make new friends! From chopping, measuring, baking, mixing, cleaning and understanding food safety, children learn and develop upon this critical skill, resulting in more confidence not only in the kitchen, but transitioning to other skills as well. Camps are offerered seasonally. Inquire about Birthday Party Cooking Classes too. Find out more at Andrea Falcone Cooking Camps & Classes.

Travel 2 in 1 Suitcase Kitchen Set
This extensive kitchen play set will have your little one extremely excited about cooking. Best of all, this kitchen is transportable anywhere you go. Kids can take it with them in the backyard or even at the park, on your weekends away and family vacations. $52.99 at Wayfair (currently on sale for $40.99).

Junior Chef Potholder
The Junior Chef Potholder is the perfect accessory for any little chef in the kitchen. Personalize the potholder with your choice of icon, color and 3 lines of text. $20.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond.

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