With all of this free time out of school let’s make a recipe book. Kids can collect and write down their favorite recipes. This activity can be done over several days. Make a trip to a library to check out new cookbooks to try. Spend time on the weekend trying out new recipes or reviewing family favorites.
1. Title page.
Introduce the chefs and write a brief story about cooking in your family or why you are making the cookbook.
2. Table of Contents.
Decide how you want to break up the book. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks etc.
3. Things you will use, how to use them and kitchen safety. Cooking utensils needed such as a wire whip, cooking measurements, etc. Be sure to include safety instructions for using the stove, knives or other potentially dangerous tools.
4. The recipe sections.
Be careful to write down all instructions in terms kids can read and understand. Many times we assume kids know what we mean.
The real gift that comes from making a cook book with your child is that it can be used and added to as your child grows up.