How to Teach Children through Cooking

How Cooking Can Help Children Learn

As teachers, students, parents, and administrators across the globe adjust to distance learning, little tweaks and moderations are being made with hopes of making this time easier for everyone. One thing that seems more common as we continue on our distancing journey is something along the lines of “Wellness Wednesday” or CHILL Day (Catch up, Help around the house, Inhale and exhale, Learn something new, Laugh). A CHILL Day is a day that families get a breather from distance learning and teachers can participate in professional development.

Some schools are giving guidelines for fun, educational activities to do on this day that do not involve technology. Other teachers provide activities for families to do together and have parents submit pictures of their child(ren) participating in the activities. One of my favorite ideas for taking a break from technology is to teach children through cooking!

What Can Cooking Teach Us?

Through cooking, students of all ages can cover such a large variety of subjects and content. Below are just some of the topics families can discuss while they are cooking together.

Table showing different skills students can learn while cooking

Easy and Fun Recipes

Keeping things easy and fun will help students remain engaged. The more engaged they are, the more likely they are to embrace concepts. Below are some recipes I found that are easy to make with children. (I don’t really cook, so trust me when I say they’re actually easy!) Most ingredients you probably already have at home, too.



Looking for More Ways to Teach Children through Cooking?

I created this Home Learning Freebie just for my email subscribers! It has instructions for cooking english muffin pizzas at home along with math activities that explore sequencing, fractions, and more. If you’re not already on my email list, you can sign up now and get your own copy today!


So What Are You Waiting For?

A little cooking can go a long way. If you try one of these recipes, tell me what you think!


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