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Ideas for a cooking demonstration for kids?

AntarcticWidow | Apr 16, 200810:55 AM

My stepdaughter has asked me to do a food demonstration for her class of 6 and 7 year old girls. She has about 20 students. I'd like to make this fun and entertaining, yet try and teach something about cooking. I will not have access to a cooktop or oven unless I bring portable equipment.

This would take place mid- to late-afternoon so I don't want to do something that will ruin their dinner appetite. Some ideas I have:

~ make cookies or cupcakes up to the point they need to be baked, and then passing out pre-baked goodies to each child to decorate and take home with them

~ grilled sandwiches (I have a panini grill I could bring)

~ pizza (if I had an oven!) Has anyone tried to cook a pizza on a panini grill?

~ quesadillas

~ anything else?

Besides salads, salsa or pbj sandwiches, can you think of any non-cooking foods that might capture a child's attention for at least an hour? I've searched through the Chow boards and tried googling cooking with/for kids but not coming up with the right combination. I also have to consider possible food and nut allergies.

Any suggestions or ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help!

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