Cooking Lesson Plans

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Get cooking with some preschool and kindergarten-based cooking lesson plans. As young cooks follow the directions on the recipes, they practice hand-eye coordination, measurement, counting, and nutritional eating.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After preparing a few of the recipes, ask parents to provide their children's favorite recipes, and create a class cookbook
  • Use the recipes throughout the year, or create stations in a school kitchen for small groups to work on their projects
  • Send some of the recipes home for parents to prepare with their children
Classroom Considerations

  • Though the recipes are intended for younger children, you could use them for older learners to reinforce informational reading and following directions
  • Most of the recipes can be easily modified according to the dietary needs of your learners (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, etc)
Pros

  • Provides preparations that adults can complete, as well as specific steps that children can do
  • Safety precautions are bold and easy to understand
  • Each recipe comes with skill-based learning objectives and developmental goals
Cons

  • None
Common Core