My son loved to watch kids cooking show. One day he told me, “I wish I can cook what they cook.” I thought he was too little to use a big knife and gas stoves back then, so I made ingredients with pipe cleaners, leftover felts, construction papers, toy foods, towels, etc… anything looked similar to the ingredients. (We enjoyed this activity in 2015)
What you need
Kid-friendly cooking show (youtube, Netflix, etc.)
Toy knife (If you don’t have it, you can cut the cardboard box or make a knife shape with aluminum foil)
Kitchen tools in your kitchen (DON’T use any tools with sharp points or blades)
All ingredients imitations (pipe cleaners, leftover felts, cut out construction papers, toy foods, towels, playdoh, etc… )
I forgot which cooking show he was watching, but he wanted to cook “Mapo Tofu with deep-fried tofu. We used a white towel as rice and put it in the bowl. Cut felt and pipe cleaners as other ingredients like green onions, deep-fried tofu, and ground pork. I set up each ingredient in the cups like the cooking show does.
Setting up the ingredients and kitchen tools are done, let’s cook! He was super excited! We needed to pause the video many times for cooking step by step.
It looks delicious!! I played the customer and enjoyed the chef’s special dish. Then he said, “I want to do this again!!” So we started over and over again. He enjoyed it so much, and it was worth preparing all those ingredients. 🙂 I think any stir-fried food is easier to make. Here are some ideas.
Hello! I am a mom who has a curious son. Sometimes, his questions are challenging to me. Then I thought, “Why don’t I start to learn with him?”. As soon as we started to do many projects together, I was amazed at how kids soak up all the information like a sponge. I feel very fortunate we can do fun projects together. We wanted to share what we played, learned, and how it worked. We hope you enjoy them too!
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