Kitchen Adventures

Welcome to the November Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids in the Kitchen
This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how kids get involved in cooking and feeding. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.

I love cooking and having fun in the kitchen with my kids. It is such an excellent venue for learning life skills. Safely learning how to use a knife is an excellent way for your child to develop fine motor skills. As they grow they can learn how to read by following recipes, how to do math by measuring and it’s a perfect place to throw in some playful parenting.  Working along with your kids in the kitchen really allows the child to become a lifelong learner and encourages them to make connections to things they are learning on their own.
Like most homeschooling families, we have a lot of “projects” scattered about the house, with most of them starting in the kitchen. We also cook a lot as a family. We are a self-proclaimed family of “foodies”. So a lot of our projects involve food. Our kids are adventurous eaters, they’ll chow down everything from Sushi to Mali Kafta. Cooking in the kitchen with your kids is an excellent way to expose your children to healthy foods and help them develop healthy eating habits.
I thought I’d share just a few of our adventures via photos, Enjoy! What kind of kitchen adventures have you been into lately?
Check out some of our other kitchen adventures with quail eggs, and fried artichokes.

Look at that beauty! Yum!
A lot of measuring involved here.
You have to follow the instructions carefully.

This was a fun project. I may not have a green thumb, but we were successful with growing mushrooms. They grow quickly, so the kids were eager to check on them often. Mushrooms can often be expensive so this adventure can even save you some cash. The kids were eager to cook with them after growing them by themselves.

Homemade lip balm. Great gifts!
Oh yes we did, we made pizza for breakfast!


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8 thoughts on “Kitchen Adventures”

  1. Fabulous, inspiring pictures! I love cooking Indian, but had to google Mali Kafta. I had never thought of growing my own mushrooms either! This could be fun 😉


  2. Wow this is super cool!!! My lil’ one is still too young to REALLY help out in the kitchen – but oh my gosh I’m excited now for when she is! I want to grow mushrooms and make homemade lip balm! Thanks for the inspiration 😀 😀 :Dxo, mrs. stone


  3. Oh, what joy it brings me to know that you have kids who are foodies!! I hope mine grow up the same! My 12 month-old is already a foodie himself and loves to eat EVERYTHING we eat. It’s great. I hope and pray that doesn’t change when he grows up. And, this really excites me for when we homeschool down the line. 🙂


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