Cooking is one of those favored activities that kids really want to do. It may be a favorite because of the yummy reward in the end. It is really fun to cook with kids. They learn so much from working through the process of planning, reading the recipe, following the steps, measuring out the ingredients and cooking it just right. Many things can go wrong, but that is how we learn. Having a farm at our school has given us access to healthy organic food that is easily harvested by our students. Prepping for a cooking activity for 25 kids takes some time, but the outcome and the culmination of many skills that the kids acquire is a great payoff for all involved.
We love farm fresh cookin'!