Your child loves you and wants to spend time with you, even when there are sharp knives, tall counters, and hot stove tops….what to do? This round-up is a gathering of fun ideas that support a child’s natural inclination to engage in “Mommy’s play” ie. making food!
Learning about food is a great place to teach practical life skills, children can be included in the entire process from shopping, preparing, serving, and enjoying. Check out this post by Racheous for a great overview about why we would want to think about specific life skill play.
Food Related Practical Life Skills for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Teach them early, safe knife cutting with a little one is possible!
Fun themed food trays promote different fine motor skills needed in everyday activities like spooning, scooping, tong transfer, and more.
This photo compilation inspires activities in the kitchen like safe cutting, rolling, shaking, and so much more!
With an easy set up, practical life skills are taught through this sponge squeezing activity.
Find opportunities to teach your preschooler about seasonal foods, weighing produce, and more amidst the hustle and bustle at your local farmers market.
Share smiles as you and your child make these kid-friendly snacks together.
After the meal is made, don’t forget to compost those scraps!