Cooking and baking are two ways to spend quality (non-screen!) time with the kids in your life. When I was seven years old, I loved gathering with my brothers around the kitchen counter, which our mom had transformed into cookie decorating nirvana. She set out cups of frosting, containers of sprinkles, and pieces of our favorite candies so we could create the snazziest cookies imaginable. We shared supplies and compared designs, showing off our favorites to mom. I always went with the “more is more” approach: a heaping pile of frosting topped with every color of sprinkles we had on hand.
Cookie decorating is a classic kids’ kitchen activity (for good reason), but there’s no shortage of ways to spend quality time cooking and baking with kids, which is why we compiled a list of five kitchen projects you can tackle together on the weekend, during school vacation, or summer break.