How to Implement Cooking Lessons in Your Home School

Cooking with your kids can have lifetime benefits as well as teach them about nutrition.
You can easily incorporate cooking with your kids on a regular basis. Here are some ideas to help implement cooking lessons or just fun cooking activities from home.

Start cooking lessons that are age appropriate. Any child of any age group can get involved helping in the kitchen and learning to create and cook. Analyze what your child can do and what is safe for your kids and plan cooking activities accordingly.

Assign your kids to help cook dinner once a week. If you have teens they can be the head chef for a meal. If you have more than one child this is a great way to get one on one cooking experiences with them. Each child can have their own night for helping and cooking.

Holidays are great for cooking opportunities. Whether it is gingerbread houses for Christmas season or dying eggs for Easter, use these holidays for cooking lessons. Don't forget about seasonal times such as apple season. Plan a trip to an apple orchard, pick apples and make an apple recipe. Seasonal cooking can give you cooking times all year.

Are you studying a certain country in geography? Cooking can expand kids learning by creating ethnic foods and discovering what food is easily available in different countries.
Pick a special night and have an International night. Cook native recipes and dress for the occasion. It is a great way to celebrate the end of a study unit.

How about history and cooking? You can learn what kind of food the Vikings cooked and try to replicate it. After studying Medieval times create your own family banquet, but forget the court jester.

Look for these chances to teach and bond with your kids whether it is in a home school environment or just for fun the opportunities are endless.