Have you ever noticed that when the kiddos help with preparing a meal or snack that they are much more enthusiastic about experimenting with new tastes and expanding their horizons? Something about getting hands on with the cooking gives them that sense of ownership and a willingness to branch out from their usual fare. That is one of the big reasons I love kids cooking gift baskets.
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The eager kiddo recipients get to learn skills that will last them a lifetime while bonding with the adult(s) that are helping them cook. They also have the potential to grow their “will eat” list without even realizing it because they are having so much fun.
Here are 20 suggestions of items to put in your gift basket. Always keep kid’s age and safety in mind when putting together your basket.
Monogrammed Dish Towel
Plastic or Metal Measuring Cups
Rolling Pin-The Curious Chef Non Stick Rolling Pin is a good one for ages three and up.
Tupperware Storage Containers
Baking and Cake Mixes-An easy way for the kids to experience their first baking projects.
Decorative Frosting Pouch
Herb Seed Packets-Herbs such as basil, cilantro, chives, dill, and parsley are so easy to grow in a pot or garden. (Make sure that Mom and Dad know the seeds are in the gift basket so any younger kids do not try to ingest seeds.)
Watering Can-That way the kiddos can water their herb or vegetable seeds and tend to them to keep them growing.
Apron, Chef’s Hat-The younger kid crowd (ages 3 to 7) may really enjoy something like the The Little Cook / Child’s 5-piece Apron Set.
Oven Mitts-These Polar Bear Mitts will be a good fit for your junior cookers. Of course, an adult will need to help supervise any use of oven mitts around a heated appliance.
Cookbook–Better Homes And Gardens Junior Cookbook and The Big Fun Kids Cookbook From Food Network are two good cookbooks to get the kiddos started.
A Kids Cooking Gift Basket is winner of gift with lasting impact. If you would like to find a cooking-related gift for an adult too, 8 Fantastic Cookbook Gifts That Will Get Used Over and Over, will be of help.
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Kristina and Millie says
Great list for anyone but super fun to get the kids involved!
Kids are such quick studies in the kitchen. Always enjoy your posts. Sending some Pinterest love your way.
Such a cute idea! I can’t wait until my 1.5 year old is a little older and she can really get involved in cooking with me. Thanks so much for sharing with the Merry Monday Link Up.
So fun to cook with the kids! They learn so quickly.
Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire says
What a great list. I really want my daughter to be more active in the kitchen and did buy her a few things. This is a great list to get started on something more comprehensive for her.
Very glad to provide a few more ideas. Know you and your daughter will have such fun in the kitchen.
Lou @ Mommy Sanest says
I think my daughter would love something like this. What a great idea! Linked here from the Creative Muster link up.
Kids are so fun to watch in the kitchen. The delight that they take in new discoveries is amazing.
It is so true how getting kids involved in the kitchen helps them to be more enthusiastic about trying things. I am looking forward to getting my kids in the kitchen to help out and see how they react to the different foods we make together. Thanks for sharing this list with us at the Creative Style Linkup. 🙂
I love the look on their faces when they try a new food for the first time.
Wow! Such great ideas! It would be so nice to get my kids more involved with cooking – thank you so much for the great gift basket ideas! I’m so glad you shared at the Merry Monday Link Party!
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I love that you include some gardening items too. I agree that cooking helps kids develop more of a positive attitude towards trying new foods and I think that gardening does the same. Thank you for sharing your gift list!
I am with you on that. I have noticed that kids love to try the foods that they have grown. Seems to me that knowing where the food came from and what it took to grow it fosters a deeper appreciation.
My daughter would love a gift basket like this. Such great ideas. Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday!
I have a tiny cook that would love this!
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