15+ Cooking Activities to Stir up Fun and Flavor!

Kids’ cooking projects can be entertaining and instructive at the same time. In addition to promoting relaxation, cooking fosters children’s psychological, emotional, interpersonal, and physical development.

For instance, cooking together can teach kids the importance of collaboration and interaction. They can pick up measuring, counting, and chopping skills while they cook.

Children benefit from these abilities for the rest of their lives. Furthermore, people value food because of the work and effort put into meal preparation.

Cooking👨‍🍳🍲 is quite helpful for choosy foodies because they know how the food should be plated after it has been prepared. Last but not least, cooking is a life skill that kids can pick up.

Cooking activities for kids

Read on to find out more about the advantages of cooking, as well as some fantastic kid-friendly cooking projects.

Children can engage in these activities without risk, but smaller children should have adult supervision. These kid-friendly cooking projects are easy, entertaining, and enjoyable.

Before beginning any cooking or baking activities with your kids, be sure you

  • Arrange all of the ingredients and cooking utensils🍴 in a convenient location.
  • To stop spills and stains, cover the surface with kitchen rolls or tissue.
  • Have washcloths always available.

Pro tip: It is important to remember that kids require ample time to measure and combine materials. Select recipes that suit their age and allow them to experiment as much as they like, spilling items along the way.

Apple donuts

Kids adore doughnuts, and apple doughnuts🍎 🍩 are nutritious. Prepare these extremely simple donuts and have your kid decorate them any way they choose.

You’ll require:

Cream cheese🧀, 


Food coloring,


A knife🔪 or cookie-cutter

Butter🧈 knife

Method of making:

  • Slice the apples thinly, about ¾” thick.
  • Make an aperture in the middle of each slice using the cookie cutter, knife, or apple corer.
  • In separate bowls, thoroughly combine the cream cheese with food coloring.
  • Spread the cream cheese over the apple slices, then garnish with the sprinkles.

Hedgehog rolls

These adorable hedgehog rolls🌯 taste great and are simple to make. Both cooking and consuming these will be fun for your kids.

You’ll require:

 500g of brown bread🍞 mixture

Plain flour and butter🧈



Method of making:

  • For the dough, make sure you follow the directions on the bread mix container.
  • Divide the dough into half a dozen.
  • Knead each piece into a ball of dough and mold it into a hedgehog shape by coating it with flour.
  • Arrange the parts onto a baking sheet and drape a moist cloth over them. Give it an hour.
  • Set oven temperature to 200°C.
  • Make the eyes out of raisins and the nose out of almonds.
  • Bake for fifteen minutes.


This is a timeless recipe that both kids and adults adore. Young children in preschool will enjoy cooking and eating applesauce.

You’ll require:

Ten apples🍎 and juice from the lemon🍋


ground nutmeg

Cutlery and peeler


Measuring spoons


Slow cooker

Method of making:

  • Clean, cut, and slice the apples.
  • Add the apple chunks to the slow cooker after chopping them up.
  • Stir in the nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • Mix thoroughly after adding two teaspoons of lemon juice.
  • Cover and simmer for four hours till your apples are supple.
  • It’s time to make applesauce! Blend the ingredients using a blender or potato masher.

Tomato spaghetti

If your children like pasta, they will enjoy the quick preparation of this easy and delicious tomato spaghetti🍝. See how quickly they prepare and finish it.

You’ll require:

Spaghetti Butter Oil

Finely sliced celery, carrot🥕, onion🧅, and tomato🍅


Cut the oregano capers in half.

Add pepper and salt.

Method of making:

  • In a pan, heat the oil and butter. Cook the onion until it becomes crisp.
  • Add the celery and carrot. Add the mashed garlic as well. Fry for two to three minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the capers, oregano, and sliced tomatoes. Blend thoroughly.
  • Cook for ten to twelve minutes on medium heat.
  • Cook the pasta in between.
  • After that, combine the spaghetti and sauce thoroughly.
  • To taste, add more salt and pepper, then serve.

Christmas crispy treats

This dessert tastes so good, so why delay until Christmas to prepare it? It can be made on any day of the year and decorated however you choose.

You’ll require:

Unsalted butter🧈

cereal made of crispy rice🍚.


Candy🍭 bars

Garnishes: chocolate🍫 chips, sprinkles, icing gel, etc.,

parchment paper or wax paper for the baking sheet

Method of making:

  • Put marshmallows and butter in a cooking vessel and melt them over medium heat.
  • Take off the vessel and add the rice cereal when the marshmallows have melted fully. 
  • Stir until the cereal is evenly coated with the buttery and marshmallow concoction.
  • Evenly distribute the rice cereal batter onto the waxed paper-lined baking sheet. The ideal thickness is between ½” and ¾.”
  • Apply the cooking spray on the blade of the knife and use it to slice the rice cereal into triangles or any other desired shape.
  • Cut candy canes into pieces measuring three inches each, then place one inside each piece of crispy rice delight.
  • Before garnishing, allow the cereal to cool fully.

Fairy cakes

This cake recipe is among the simplest to make. In thirty minutes, you could whip up a dozen of these and watch them vanish even quicker.

You’ll require:

100g of melted butter🧈

100g caster sugar

two eggs🥚

100g self-raising flour

One teaspoon of baking powder

Warm water, 

icing sugar, 


Method of making:

  • Arrange the cake covers in a bun tray and preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a big bowl. They should be thoroughly whisked until the combination is creamy.
  • After filling the cake cases, bake them. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until well browned.
  • After removing the cakes, let them cool.
  • To make the icing, combine two to three tablespoons of warm water with the icing sugar in a bowl.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Cover the cakes🧁 with it, then garnish.

Easy vegetable soup

This recipe is a great way to introduce your kids to a variety of vegetables if they’re not big fans of them. You never know; your kids might devour the soup in a matter of seconds. Additionally, your child’s fine motor abilities will benefit greatly from this activity.

You’ll require:



Carrots🥕, celery, tomatoes🍅

Garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper🌶

Slow cooker

Method of making:

  • Try to urge your kid to cut every veggie as finely as possible. Your kids may improve their fine motor abilities with this fantastic workout.
  • Turn on the slow cooker and add the seasonings.
  • Stir from time to time.
  • The soup is ready to be served when the vegetables🥦🌽🥬 are soft and fragrant.

Mini pumpkin pies

Children adore pumpkins, whether it’s for Halloween or not. Perhaps its peculiar color or sweet flavor accounts for it. Nothing goes wrong with pumpkin. Enjoy creating these little pumpkin pies with your kids.

You’ll require:

For the pie crust:

300g of all-purpose flour

90g unsalted butter🧈 and 1 tsp salt

150g vegetable🥦🥕🌽 shortening, refrigerated

120 milliliters of ice🧊 water

For the stuffing:

150g brown sugar, 285g pumpkin puree, and 120ml heavy cream

60 milliliters of whole milk🥛

One big egg🥚, one teaspoon each of salt and crushed cinnamon

Method of making:

  • Make the base of the pie by blending flour and salt in a big mixing container.
  • Stir in shortening and butter.
  • Mix a mixture of shortening and butter into the dough with two forks. 
  • Blend until a coarse consistency is achieved.
  • With a spatula, mix the ice water.
  • Turn the dough out onto a flour-dusted board. The dough shouldn’t be greasy and ought to come together smoothly.
  • The dough should be folded, divided in half, and then rolled into discs that are an inch thick.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of two hours after securely packing in wrapping paper.
  • Combine the pumpkin, heavy cream, brown sugar, egg, milk, cinnamon, and salt in a mixing dish and stir thoroughly. 
  • Put it in the fridge.
  • Set oven temperature to 190°C.
  • Oil the muffin tins.
  • Take the dough out of the refrigerator and transfer it to a flour-dusted work surface.
  • Make a big circle out of the dough. From the dough, cut out rounds with a cookie cutter.
  • After putting the dough inside the muffin pans, push it flat against the edges and bottom.
  • Pour the filling into each cup in the same amount.
  • Bake for twenty to twenty-five minutes. It should have a defined center and light brown margins.
  • Before taking the pies out of the pan, separate them and allow them to cool for five minutes. 
  • Once cooled, serve.

Thai green turkey meatballs

Kids will enjoy trying this recipe, which is fantastic for them. 

You’ll require:

Turkey🍖 mince (75g) and breadcrumbs (90g)

two eggs🥚

Thai green curry paste one teaspoon

two teaspoons of ordinary flour

Method of making:

  • Set oven temperature to 180°C.
  • Add one egg to a large bowl and beat. Combine 30g of finely chopped turkey, 30g of breadcrumbs🍞, and Thai green curry paste, mixing thoroughly.
  • Whisk the second egg in a separate bowl. 
  • Divide the remaining breadcrumbs and flour among the two dishes.
  • The beef mixture should be divided into tiny balls.
  • Each meatball is rolled in flour, dipped in egg, and then coated in breadcrumbs.
  • Put in the oven for fifteen to twenty minutes.
  • Offer with your child’s preferred condiment for dipping.

Pumpkin pie in a cup

Your kids will have no trouble making this now that you have mastered the art of the pumpkin pie. Make this in a matter of minutes using the remainder of the pie.

You’ll require:

Custard🍮 with vanilla

Graham crackers🍘

Mix for pumpkin pie🥧

Whipping cream🧀


Method of making:

  • In a transparent cup, smash the graham crackers and add those to the bottom.
  • Place a scoop of vanilla custard over the crackers.
  • Cover the pudding with a layer of pumpkin pie.
  • Add a scoop of whipped cream over the top and an extra pinch of cinnamon.

Bread in a bag

Children develop patience as they make bread. It’s a great exercise to teach children sequences and measures as well.

You’ll require:

Three cups of all-purpose flour

Two tablespoons of white sugar

2 tsp quick-rise yeast

one cup of hot water

tbsp vegetable or olive oil

One-half teaspoon salt

Method of making:

  • Mix the yeast, sugar, and one cup of flour in a Ziploc bag. 
  • Pour in some warm water.
  • Make sure the bag is completely sealed, kneaded, and free of any remaining air.
  • Give it five minutes to rest. Bubbles will be visible.
  • After opening the bag, add one cup of flour, oil, and salt.
  • Once more, close the bag and knead until thoroughly mixed.
  • For the final cup of dough, repeat these steps.
  • Take the dough out of the bag and transfer it to a floured surface.
  • To make the dough soft, knead it for ten to fifteen minutes.
  • Place a towel over it and give it 30 minutes to rise.
  • For 25 to 30 minutes, bake the bread dough in separate portions.

Ice cream in a bag

Ice cream🍦🍨 sounds delicious on a sweltering summer day. Kids will take pleasure in creating this easy dish and will have delicious homemade desserts as a treat. What more could they possibly want?

You’ll require:

2 Ziploc bags – one large and one smaller

½ cup semi-skimmed milk

One tablespoon of sugar and 

one teaspoon vanilla

one-third cup of rock salt


Method of making:

  • Crushed ice🧊 should be half-filled in the larger bag.
  • Pour sugar, vanilla, and milk🥛 into the smaller container. 
  • To mix all the ingredients, close the bag and give it a good shake.
  • Open the sealed container and close it after the removal of as much air as possible.
  • On top of the smashed ice, scatter rock salt.
  • Seal the larger bag after placing the smaller one inside.
  • The ice cream will start to solidify once you shake both bags.
  • Unzip the larger bag after removing the small one within it. You can now enjoy your ice cream.

Quick tip: The ice cream can also have additional flavors added to it. Add chocolate chips🍫 and peppermint extract for a mint chocolate chip flavor; add one cup of finely sliced berries🍒 for a fruity flavor to the frozen dessert recipe.

Bkool-aid candy dots

Need a recipe to occupy your kids for a while that doesn’t need baking? The perfect recipe for a hot afternoon with your kids is this Kool-Aid candy dot dish.

You’ll require:

Wax paper

1/½ cup of sugar powder

One egg and one teaspoon of Kool-Aid flavoring

Method of Making:

  • Whisk the egg🥚 white and the powdered sugar evenly for four to five minutes in a big bowl.
  • Divide the mixture into portions and add various flavors of Kool-Aid to each.
  • Spoon each colored mixture into a piping cone or a plastic ziplock.
  • Slice the wax paper into strips that are two inches broad.
  • To create dots on the wax paper, trim a small amount off the end of each baggie.
  • Allow the candies to solidify overnight. 
  • Even before they solidify completely, they can be eaten.

Rainbow fruit salad

Make a fruit🍍🍎🍓🍇 salad to familiarize your kids with the delights of various fruits. To provide a fully engaging sensory adventure, let them chop, peel, and de-seed various fruits.

You’ll require:

Various fruits and berries

Method of Making:

  • Slice various fruits and remove the seeds.
  • Cut them up into little bits.
  • Place every fruit in a small container, then serve.

Rainbow toast

Toast and rainbows🌈 are two things that kids like. Why not mix them to create some toasts with rainbow colors? They’ll like preparing and devouring them.

You’ll require:



food coloring, 



How to produce:

  • Pour milk into little dishes.
  • Fill the dishes with various food colors.
  • With newly purchased and dry paint brushes, apply different colors on the crusty bread slices.
  • Pull up and savor.

Veggie pizza rolls

Try this dish if you’re concerned that your child isn’t getting enough veggies in their diet. They’ll love creating these rolls, and they’ll devour them quickly.

You’ll require:

Mixed vegetables🥦🥬🥒🥕

One puff pastry sheet

Pizza🍕 sauce made with tomatoes

Grated Cheddar cheese🧀

One egg 


Method of making:

  • Set oven temperature to 200°C.
  • Generously brush the flaky pastry layer with tomato pizza glaze.
  • Top with cheese and a mixture of vegetables.
  • Firmly wrap up the pastry.
  • Slice into little pieces and place on a baking sheet.
  • After brushing all of the rolls with egg wash and adding oregano, bake them for fifteen minutes.
  • Serve once it has cooled to room temperature.

Fruit barbeque

There is nothing more thrilling than enjoying barbecued fruit. This is an excellent method to introduce your kids to the textures and tastes of various fruits.

You’ll require:

Long toothpicks 

Variety of fruits

Method of Making:

  • Slice several fruits🍍🍎🍓🍇 in various ways, then thread them onto a toothpick🍡.
  • Help yourself and let the kids enjoy themselves. 

Candy necklaces

For kids, edible jewelry is the next big luxury. This recipe requires no baking or cooking and is ideal for a vibrant afternoon.

You’ll require:

Froot Loops, pretzels, or Life Savers Gummies

Thick nylon cables

Method of making:

  • Cut a piece of string, then tie one end of it.
  • From another end, insert different candy items.
  • After finishing, fasten the other end. Your necklace made of edible candies is ready.

Pretty cookies

If there’s one thing kids love to bake more than cakes, it’s cookies🍪. Children often find it enjoyable to mix and bake. Your kids will have fun making these cookies, too.

You’ll require:

280g caster sugar and 100g all-purpose flour

100g fresh butter 🧈

One egg🥚

250g of icing sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Food color

Warm water

Method of Making

  • Adjust the oven temperature to 190°C and place parchment paper on a baking pan.
  • Mix sugar and butter and whisk until frothy. Whip the egg and vanilla essence after adding them.
  • Work the mixture into a dough by gradually adding flour and kneading. Avoid overworking the dough or kneading it for too long.
  • Place the dough onto a surface dusted with flour and stretch it out.
  • Take cookie cutters for carving out the cookie batter into various charming shapes.
  • After putting those on the baking sheet, bake for ten to twelve minutes until they become golden brown.
  • Take it out of the baking dish and let it cool down.
  • To prepare the icing, combine the sugar and 2-3 tsp warm water in a bowl. 
  • After pouring it into various cups, add food coloring.
  • Allow the kids to customize the delightful desserts any way they like.

Mini quiches

Tortilla wraps are a terrific way to experiment and are quite versatile. These delightful and nutritious little quiches🌮 are easy for kids to make.

You’ll require:

Wrapped tortillas


chopped veggies

rosy tomatoes


Method of making:

  • Set oven temperature to 180°C.
  • Make smaller circles out of the tortilla wrappers. 
  • Place these rings in a muffin tray, pressing down firmly on both sides and base.
  • Whisk the eggs and put them into the holders. 
  • Add the cherry tomatoes🍅, salami, and some veggies🥦🌽🥬.
  • Bake till the egg solidifies, about 15 minutes.
  • Take out, let cool, then serve.

Choco bananas

Kids will go crazy for this age-old favorite snack. Chocolate🍫 and bananas🍌 go very well together, and kids will eat something nutritious.

You’ll require:

Chocolate, bananas, wooden sticks, decorations

Method of making:

  • Cut the chocolate into little bits.
  • One bowl should be filled with water and placed over another bowl containing chocolate on top of it. 
  • Make sure the bowl is not in contact with the water below.
  • After peeling, slice the bananas in half.
  • Place the wooden sticks inside each half of the bananas.
  • Dunk the pieces into the warm chocolate while holding them with the sticks. 
  • Make sure to rotate them to coat every portion of each banana.
  • After letting the extra chocolate fall back into the container, arrange them onto a platter.
  • After adding toppings, refrigerate them.
  • Let them rest at room temperature for fifteen to twenty minutes before plating.

Scrambled eggs

One of the simplest, healthiest, and fastest meals to teach your kids is scrambled eggs🥚🍳. So, teach your kids to prepare this delicious, creamy, savory, protein-packed dish with little ingredients.

You’ll require:

three to four eggs

One teaspoon of water or milk (optional)

Olive oil or butter

Add pepper and salt.

Chopped chives to use as a garnish

Method of making:

  • In order to make eggs extra soft, crack them open in a container and add water or milk to it.
  • Gently whisk the mixture of eggs until it becomes smooth and contains no more egg whites.
  • Season to taste with a touch of salt and pepper.
  • Place a non-stick pan on a simmering flame.
  • Add butter or olive oil and turn the heat down to medium.
  • Add the egg mixture to the pan and heat, stirring occasionally, for a few seconds.
  • Keep cooking the eggs over medium-low heat, folding, swirling, and scrambling them with a rubber spatula until little clumps start to form.
  • When the eggs seem done but still somewhat runny in spots, remove the pan from the heat. 
  • Make sure the eggs in the pan don’t dry out.
  • Allow the eggs to continue cooking for a short period in the heated pan.
  • Transfer it to a platter, top it with some chives, if desired, and savor.


There are many more items and go-to recipes that will be apt for kids and will excite them while putting on an appetite.

I’ve tried to list a few of them; if you have more of them in your activity list, you can name them in the comment section. I’ll be most happy to know about more recipes. 

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