Have you ever thought of teaching a child about another culture through food? Au Pairs
might want to try it!
The key to keeping kids learning and entertained while cooking is to keep the recipe simple. If you are cooking Mexican food, teach the kids how to shred the cheese and cut the tomatoes.
Help them understand the differences between cups and teaspoons and teach them how to differentiate between abbreviations like tbsp. and tsp.
You can make a quick French pastry by buying premade Pillsbury crescent
dough or making your own dough and showing the kids how to roll croissants.
For Italian food, let the kids stir the noodles and have them heat up and pour on the tomato sauce. Au Pairs
can also buy boxed pasta like Knorr Pasta Sides
or Pasta Roni
that already come with most of the ingredients and teach the kids how to follow simple directions.
For Chinese food, help the kids make simple egg rolls. Premade egg roll wrappers are available in many grocery stores so all you need to add are the vegetables and chicken. Pour some soy sauce in a bowl for the kids to dip them in.
Au Pairs can show the kids how to make a recipe from their home country. Also, kids-cooking-activities.com
has a page specifically with international recipes for kids as well as facts about specific cultural foods.
Posted: 8/3/2011 6:38:30 PM