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Tasks for Kids

Giving kids specific tasks to do in the kitchen keeps them on track. Kids are better at different tasks at different ages. Here are some examples of what kids can do:

Here are some recipes they can help cook:


Chop onions, olives, and tomatoes with a plastic knife, tear lettuce, grate cheese (an older kid), have an adult brown the meat and you can put together tacos just the way you like them!


Tear lettuce, chop tomatoes and cucumbers, shake dressing, and you're done!

For Two-Year-Olds

For Three-Year-Olds

For Four and Five-Year-Olds

For Six to Eight-Year-Olds

For Nine to Twelve-Year-Olds

For Thirteen to Sixteen-Year-Olds

Used with permission from the University of Maryland.