Real family bonding can happen over cooking. Teaching and involving children in cooking from an early age is vital. Cooking is an essential skill somewhat lost with take-away and opening packets. Cooking from scratch with kids is a teaching experience. They learn where food comes from, learn to measure and stir and see chemistry in action. It’s also fun and rewarding. When children are involved in cooking, they are more likely to eat it.Having the occasional theme night and novelty foods is a great way to build family memories, have lots of fun and allows the children to be creative.
My daughter and I decided to have sausage face people one night. She planned for days exactly how she was going to make the faces, and was very excited.This is the result:
Simple, but fun. She decided to add tomato sauce teeth.
My daughter remembers this night fondly and often talks about it enthusiastically to anyone who will listen.