TIP: Your kitchen doubles as a classroom that equips kids with life skills galore.
Cooking with kids is a great way to teach important life skills. Learning to cook now prepares them to cook for themselves when they grow up. It’s also a fun hands-on activity that teaches literacy, science and math!
TIP: Find weekdays too hectic to cook with kids? KISS: Keep it simple, sweetie!
Cooking with kids can take a little more time, but it’s worth it! Learning how to cook helps kids develop healthy eating habits, increases self-confidence and teaches life skills.
TIP: Got teens? Try “create-it-yourself” meals so they can experiment in the kitchen.
Teens who eat meals with their families and help out in the kitchen are more likely to make better food choices. They’re also more likely to connect better socially, and they’re less likely to have eating disorders.
Create-it-yourself meals are ideal for teens; they make cooking more fun and less of a chore. Try family taco, fajita or pizza nights.
TIP: Bring a little fun to your kitchen with a family cooking challenge
Cooking together is a great way to connect with your family, especially when there’s a friendly competition involved! Create a fun challenge, such as a cooking competition. You might find a new family favourite!