Cooking is a big part of our family life. Over the years we’ve allowed our kids to be active participants in our kitchen. They stir, they pour and they create. They are allowed to help in every way possible. There are plenty of days when there’s no interest -they’re too tired, busy and hungry- and that’s OK.
All three boys have expressed an interest in cooking. They’ve mastered a few specialties with room for plenty more. I’ve spent much time fostering their love of cooking through deep breathing and overlooking sauce, flour, sugar and other ingredients that cover my walls and floors. They try, but the kitchen usually looks like a war zone when they’re done with their creation.
I’ve found that if my kids cook they’re more likely to eat it and hopefully love it. Having cookbooks specifically for kids around the house helps make the process much more fun. Having the right cooking tools for kids make the experience even better!
Cool Cooking Tools for Kids!
This wooden children’s rolling pin ($8) is perfect for those little hands. Get your kids cooking and baking with this great addition to any family kitchen. Our favorite use for this rolling pin is to make your own pizza crust. Pizza night is a family favorite around here.
Check out this Animal House Monkey Peeler ($14)! Great for peeling fruit and veggies. The blade is stainless-steel and swivels. The handle is non-slip and shaped like a monkey with raised arms. Kids will love using this to help out.
Make them feel like a true baker with this Adjustable Chef Hat ($8). The hat is made from 100% cotton and also comes in adult sizes, if you want to join the cooking party!
Test out this heavy-duty stainless steel whisk ($14). It can be used to beat a single egg or mix up a favorite cake batter. The entire whisk is stainless steel.
I love this Alli-Grator ($8) for shredding cheese or vegetables. Unfold the jaws to form the easy-to-hold handle. It’s made with stainless steel cutters. When you’re finished return the handle to the “closed jaw” position.
What’s your favorite cooking tool for kids?
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photo credit: Amun and Abital shelling peas via photopin (license)