Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Challenge Myself: Day #61 Teaching In The Kitchen

Today is Day #61 of our Nar Anon Group Just For Today Challenge. I am also integrating the Live Happy into my Challenge. The Live Happy Challenge for today is out teaching young kids the responsibility of cooking.

As a matter of fact even little kids love helping out in the kitchen even if it is to stir a spoon.

The book says,

Ever too tired to cook? Encourage each family member to choose one day each week to prepare the family meal. Be graceful and supportive if you are presented with a stack of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Get children an age-appropriate cookbook and help them make some recipes. Even little children as young as four and five can prepare food.

Show them how to wash berries and grapes and break off pieces of bananas. and then demonstrate how to stir in some fruit yogurt as salad dressing.

Train the whole family so that the next time you are too tired to cook, you can relax and check the family schedule to see who's turn it is to cook.

This is a great idea. I remember when my own kids were younger and started showing an interest. My daughter once threw in two added cups of sugar into the oatmeal cookies.

Allowing them to help somehow gives them a feeling of being needed and of purpose of helping.

Of course this like the chore chart and is age appropriate. My kids are all grown up but they love to cook and create their own recipes. Use this to teach your kids early about healthy eating habits by making healthy snacks together~

Always supervise when the stove and oven is being used.

Just For Today: I am remembering the simple little things in life that bring joy.

Betty Crocker Fun For Kids Recipes

pic from: This One Site
From the book: Live Happy

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