Children learn to cook with the seasons, beginning with fall and it's rich abundance of fruits and vegetables. Along with recipes for seasonal foods, there are great field trip ideas and family gift suggestions. Keep kids cooking all year long. Get children involved in food activities. Help them learn to cook and provide them with many other hands-on learning experiences. This book encourages meaningful traditions for holidays, events, and special or everyday occasions.
Each season emphasizes certain foods. For example, for fall, recipes include those featuring garden's bounty, back-to-school foods, apples, Halloween pumpkins, Thanksgiving foods and others.
Winter ideas revolve around holiday foods and activities. There are suggestions for cookie baking and holiday gifts from the kitchen, and for planning a New Year's Open House party. There are plans for a Valentine's Day tea party, and recipes for President's Day, and St. Patrick's Day and other winter recipes.
Spring is a time to teach children hope. April fool's time can be challenging and a fun time. There are foods for Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, and Father's Day and other spring recipes.
Summer ideas include ways to keep cool and foods for active young athletes. Fourth of July is observed, along with ice cream socials and other summer recipes.
Kids working in the kitchen need to be aware of working safely and practicing food safety measures. Emphasis is placed on cooperation and using good table manner.
These recipes and ideas will keep children busy, entertained, and learning all year long at home or in school.