Hey there! I’m Liz! A busy wife and mother who is always on call for my family. I love sharing recipes, crafts, DIY projects and free printables to help make a busy parent’s life easier on my blog Liz on Call. I’m super excited to be here to share a fun summer project, perfect to do with your kids who love helping in the kitchen.
My kids love helping in the kitchen. My daughter loves it so much that she tells me she wants to be a cook when she grows up. She has been taking some cooking classes and has loved them. She is always excited to share with us her creations. She has a folder with all the recipes she has made in her cooking class and it’s in the drawer with all of my recipes.
I thought it would be fun to help her create her own recipe book with recipes she knows how to make all on her own. Of course, supervision is always required with younger kids. As a parent, you will know at what age it’s appropriate to let your kids cook alone.
I worked with my daughter in creating this free printable kid’s cookbook. I let her write all the words for the cover and recipe cards and scanned them into my computer. Then I created the cute faces, inspired by my kids. Once I had them all printed, I needed to decide how to put the kid’s cookbook together.
I found these photo books at the dollar store and knew they would be perfect for the cookbook.
This kid’s cookbook has a cover, a belongs to page, 3 pre written recipes that my daughter has made and loves, and blank recipe cards to add your own kid friendly recipes. There is even a space at the bottom to check if the kids can make the recipe on their own, or with a parent’s help.
You can download the free printable kid’s cookbook by using the link below. These are for personal use only.
I printed this out on card stock, cut them apart and then added them to the pages of my dollar store photo book.
My daughter was super excited when she saw the finished kid’s cookbook. I then had to make one for my son and my other daughter. They can’t wait to start adding recipes to their cookbooks and making yummy things in the kitchen with mom.
What kinds of recipes do your kids like making with you? Here are some other ideas of things to make with the kids.
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