If you are working from home and also have kids at home, it can be challenging to successfully juggle preparing meals and snacks for your kids in between work tasks and conference calls. There are many easy meals and snacks that children of all ages can help prepare. Older children should be able to independently prepare most of these recipes.
Meal and snack preparation can augment the education your children might be receiving via homework or web-based classes. By discussing the ingredient and flavor origins you provide a social studies lesson while measuring ingredients and scaling a recipe to make more or fewer portions reinforces math skills. Most importantly, preparing a meal or snack results in a delicious sense of accomplishment.
A few important tips for you before using these videos:
- Download the recipe; make sure you have all of the ingredients or figure out substitutions.
- Good hand-washing is key. Not just at this point in time, but it is always important when preparing food.
- Assess the skill level of your child. For young children, you may need to do any chopping and cutting of ingredients ahead of time for them to assemble. Older children may be able to chop and cut on their own. You might provide a refresher of knife safety. Make sure if you or your child will do any chopping that your knives are sharp. Dull knives are dangerous. If you don’t have a sharpener and don’t want to leave the house try knifeaid.com.