Cooking Tasks for Kids on Thanksgiving

During the hustle and bustle of preparing the Thanksgiving meal, letting the kids in the kitchen to “help” may be the last thing you want to do. But if you plan ahead and select age-appropriate tasks, helping in the kitchen can mean a feast of benefits. Besides learning cooking skills, including math and fine motor skills, engaging kids in the kitchen, especially during the holidays, is a chance to include your child in multigenerational fun and make them a part of the festivities. shared with us a great, age-appropriate guide to things the kids can do that will really help out with the Thanksgiving meal. Just think of the pride they’ll feel as everyone ooo’s and ahhh’s over their tasty work. Just don’t let the learning opportunities end with Thanksgiving Day. Find ways to encourage their culinary interests throughout the year.

Click HERE for age-level suggestions for how the kids can help.

Smashing and mashing potatoes for Thanksgiving is an ideal task for 3-5 year-olds. Read’s other tips for age-appropriate tasks in the kitchen. Photo courtesy

As a bonus, here’s a tasty-sounding recipe for Apple Pie With Cheddar Cheese Crust from the “How To Get  The Kids Involved” gallery.

The best of two worlds, in one dessert that kids ages 8-10 can help make. It’s Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust. Photo courtesy




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