Stirring contents in a bowl
This is a great skill to encourage as you start training your young one in the kitchen. Begin with thicker batter or materials, as it will be less likely to splash. But don’t be afraid of a little mess!
Washing fruits and vegetables
A great way to let your children explore fruits in vegetables is by washing them. They will not only be helping out, children will have the opportunity to touch and feel the produce as well. This exposure could help lead to an increase in intake.
Cutting soft foods
Older preschoolers can help prepare meals and snacks by cutting soft foods with a butter knife or a plastic knife.
Using a cookie cutter
A preschooler can easily use a cookie cutter and it doesn’t have to be just for cookies. Cookie cutters can be used to cut fun shapes out of cheese slices, bread, and soft fruits and vegetables.
Pouring ingredients into bowls will help develop their coordination while they help you cook. If your recipe requires precision you can always give your child a separate set of ingredients.