Kitchen Rules For Kids

One way to encourage kids who are fussy eaters is to ask them to help in food preparation.The kitchen is a great place to spend some time with your kids and it makes cooking an enjoyable experience, it's like a bonding session. My daughter spend a lot of time helping me in the kitchen, now she is taking food technology as her elective subject in high school and she has introduce me to new recipes and ingredients that she learned from school.

Taking your kids to the kitchen does not only teach them to cook but it is also an opportunity to teach them to follow simple instructions, basic mathematics, cleaning up and knowing food names and ingredients.

You don't need to be a master chef to teach your kids to have fun in the kitchen and there are lot of recipes that are surprisingly easy for the kids to do. Cooking is both rewarding and fun, but it does demand a certain degree of care and caution. As a parent it is important that your child learn the basic kitchen skills, hygiene and safety when preparing food at home.

It is important that parents should lay down kitchen rules for the safety of everyone and to help kids find their way around the kitchen.

The rules below are basic kitchen rules; parents can modify it to suit the needs of the family.

Hey kids ...here are a few things that you need to remember so that the time you spend cooking will be more enjoyable.

  1. Never run in the kitchen.
  2. Never touch anything electrical with wet hands.
  3. Keep handles of pots and pans on the stove top turned to the side. If they are sticking out at the front, you may knock them and have a horrid accident.
  4. Be careful with knives. A sharp knife is actually safer than a blunt one; blunt knives are more likely to slip and hurt you.
  5. Never use a blender, naked flame or knife without adult supervision.
  6. Always use oven gloves or potholders for hot items such as pans, baking trays, opening the oven.
  7. Make sure you turn everything off once you have finished.
  8. Keep the kitchen bench and the rest of the work area clean and tidy as you go. A mess is distracting.
  9. Take care when removing the lid of a container after you take it out the microwave oven. Always lift the cover so that the steam is released as far away from your face and hands as possible.
  10. Do not put your face near the oven when opening it, as the heat will blush out and make your flustered and pink !!!

Always "PAY ATTENTION." Bad cooking is not about ignorance or lack of talent but it is about carelessness. And Remember: Always ask an adult for help, if you are not sure what to do.

Coking with Mom

Now that you know the basic rules in your kitchen--- remember the following every time you are going to start to cook.

  1. First wash your hands with soap in warm water and dry them on a clean towel before handling food.
  2. Clear plenty of space, making sure all work tops are clean.
  3. Put your apron and tie your hair back.
  4. Read the recipe you have chosen all the way through to make sure that you know what you are going to do. Make sure you have all the ingredients
  5. Assemble your ingredients you are going to need.
  6. Measure all the ingredients, use measuring cup or spoons. Put them in small bowls or saucers...
  7. Get all the utensils you need e.g. saucepan, spatula etc.

The most important thing to remember is that cooking is about trial and error so don't give up if it goes wrong.

Now you are ready to cook. . .

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Comments 12 comments

noordeep 3 years ago

great job well done keep it up you helped to do all my homework i was stuck on it for long time o ones again thanks and one thing can you tell me how to make simple egg less cake:)

thanks :) :) : ) :) :) :) :) :)


kamuna 4 years ago

great job


carmen 4 years ago

The recipes that I found here are fabulouse . love every one of theme thaks .mwah


grace 5 years ago

hi my name is grace i am ten years old on the bit were it say getting ready to cook you got it wrong wash you hand last cause your hair, apron,etc would have bacteria on them so you would just be getting you hands dirty again


tywanna 5 years ago

i love this im trying to make up a song with these rules for me home ec class and its commin out good


kitchen island designs 5 years ago

You don't need to be a master chef to teach your kids to have fun in the kitchen and there are lot of recipes that are surprisingly easy for the kids to do.


rehanna huggins 7 years ago

Great recipes


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jim10 8 years ago from ma

Great hub I always have my boys helping me in the kitchen. I have told them some of these rules but I guess I overlooked some that could be helpful. Thanks for the info and I can't wait to try some of the recipes.


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gjcody 8 years ago

You are absolutely right ...having them take part in what is going on is the best thing you can do for your child. My grandchildren would not eat any meat ...and we felt they needed a little. So I had them help me make hamburgs. They love to do it now. I tell them to go wash their hands ...and we start ...then we follow up with hand washing again. The first time was histarical ...they were all sizes and shapes ...but they ate them because they were ones they made with their hands. And the end of the story ...I can't go with out taking a pound of hamburg!!

Thank you for sharing ...My best to you!


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Karen Ellis 8 years ago from Central Oregon

Wonderful list of tips.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Oh I like these ideas esp the mango ice cream and fruit kebabs! Thanks for the tips MM, I think it is better to teach them kitchen rules than forever shooing them away to prevent them from getting hurt. :)


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RainbowRecognizer 8 years ago from Midwest

Great tips and really yummy recipes - thanks! :o)

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