I have to admit: I’ve been super lax about getting my kids into the kitchen. Tigger knows how to prepare breakfast and lunch for us all, but the boys….not so much.
Since our kids have ADHD, it’s hard to help them exercise caution and take their time, which are two of the MOST important skills you need to learn if you’re going to cook.
So I was glad to get a chance to review this adorable Cooking Lapbook from Knowledge Box Central! With it, our boys got a lesson in kitchen safety and a chance to make their very first dessert!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this resource in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.
Learning to Bake with a Cooking Lapbook
First of all, we needed to assemble the lapbook, which did take some time.
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- Colored file folders
- Hot glue gun with glue sticks (for gluing the folders together)
- Colored paper
- Stapler with staples
- Metal brad fasteners
- Tacky glue (for gluing the minibooks into the folders)
But look how pretty it is!
Here’s the inside of the first folder.
Then the second…
and the third.
We decided to begin at the beginning with the activity “What is the first thing you should do BEFORE cooking?” Anyone have an idea what it is?
*hums Jeopardy thinking music*
It’s “Wash Your Hands”! The lesson plan included in the Cooking Lapbook described how children should be washing their hands before they cook. So we all got up, used warm water, lathered for 20 seconds, and rinsed well. 😉
See the lapbook in action on the next page!