It’s time to start thinking about holiday gift lists. Every Christmas I look for new fun and educational gifts for my kids and my family. Christmas is a great time to spark a child’s passion for something they have never tried before. Is your child is a total foodie? Are you looking for new ways to get your kids excited about food? This holiday gift guide is filled with fun ways to get the kids in the kitchen. I have included things that we have tried and loved over the years…kid approved. There is no better way to raise a healthy child than to raise a child who knows how to cook their own food. These gifts will open the world of food, cooking and baking to your child.
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Holiday Gift Guide – Kids in the Kitchen
Rubbermaid Two Step Roughneck Step Stool – How can we possibly expect children to feel comfortable in the kitchen if they can’t see what is on the countertop? There are fancier stools, designed for children, but we have always found the simplest step stool works best. Children can only get excited about what they can see. Park this stool in front of the sink and you have a dish washing assistant. Park this stool in front of the counter and you have a little sous chef.
Curious Chef 3 Piece Nylon Knife Set – Would you like to know one secret way to get children to eat vegetables? Let them chop their own food. These child sized knives are super easy for small hands to grasp. The nylon blades will cut through tough veggies, but not little hands.
Jamie’s Food Revolution – This cookbook is packed with simple recipes and step by step instructions for making healthier, favourite family meals. Jamie Oliver shares beautiful pictures and inspiring stories in his cookbooks. His books make a perfect introduction to cooking for kids.
Child Sized Oven Mitts – We want kids to get hands on in the kitchen – but we want kids to stay safe too. Keep little hands safe around hot items in the kitchen with child sized oven mitts. Teaching children about safety in the kitchen is an important first step toward cooking independently.
Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet and Ice Cream Maker – Kids love ice cream. This machine turns milk into ice cream in very little time…it’s like magic. Making something that kids love is a simple way to motivate children in the kitchen.
Melissa and Doug Wooden Cutting Food Set – My eldest daughter received a set of wooden sliceable food for her 2nd birthday. She would slice food all day long. Start children off with a love of food from a young age. This interactive set will lead to conversations about healthy food – learning through play.
Natural Cotton Child Sized Apron – Every little chef needs an apron. By choosing a simple natural cotton apron you have the opportunity to embellish it as you like. Use fabric markers to add your child’s name, sew on some trim details or let your child do the decorating.
Cooking Utensil Gift Set – Child sized tools will help little ones feel comfortable in the kitchen. If children can grasp the tools properly then they are better able to perform their tasks. A properly sized whisk will easily beat eggs.
Wilton 101 Cookie Cutter Set – One of the first things most children ever bake are cookies. This set of 101 cookie cutters includes fun shapes to suite every holiday. Let your child choose which cutter to use the next time you bake together.
Small Thyme Cooks: Culinary Colouring Book – To be honest, I kind of want this book for myself. With contributions from successful chefs, this is more than just a colouring book. The activity book is filled with cool chef inspired games and activities, this book is perfect for your foodie kid.
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