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Super simple recipes/ideas to involve kids in cooking

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miss louella | | Jul 1, 2014 08:52 PM

Hey all, I'm about to embark on a ten-day adventure with a dear friend (who does not cook) and her grandkids (who do not cook). The kids range in age from 3 to 10 and I'd like to involve them in the FUN of cooking. Not teaching knife skills, not menu planning, but the shear joy of making (or stirring) and consuming something delicious at home.

We will certainly pick cherry tomatoes from the garden and whatever else is ready when they're here, but I'm looking for more than just grazing.

So far I've landed on:

--popsicles (VERY open to ideas here, have some vague memory of a thread and will search soon)
--wacky cake
--hand-churned coconut ice cream (since it only requires coconut milk, maple syrup and some lime if you're feeling fancy)

Other ideas of things they'd delight in, would be super simple (for all of us), and won't make grandma run for the hills when I suggest playing with fire?

I'm totally fine with things that have the kids as involved as their enthusiasm/ability allows them. I am NOT thinking of this as culinary boot camp, rather as experiences they will fondly remember and which may spark interest for future adventures.

Thanks in advance!

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