September 10, 2012 8:47 AM Subscribe
Looking for ideas to get my kid involved in the kitchen -- prepping, cooking, clean-up!
posted by amanda to home & garden (26 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My daughter is just under 2 so maybe I'm overly ambitious, but I'd like to have her "help out" in the kitchen during dinner prep. I find that half our evenings as a family are taken up with dinner prep, cooking and eating. I'm having a hard time coming up with ways to engage her during that time.
What stuff have you done with your kid in the kitchen? At what age did your kids start "helping out" with the meal? What parallel activities could she be doing so she feels like she's involved but is actually just entertaining herself?
We have a small house and a small kitchen, I've tried to figure out a way to set up a play kitchen somewhere but I just don't think we have the space. So -- any ideas there would be welcome as well.