Kids ages 3-5 pick up cooking skills surprisingly fast. Teaching kids how to scramble eggs is a great place to start!
We LOVE cooking with kids. We strongly encourage you to bring your kids into the kitchen! Yes, they will make a mess, but you are helping teach them a life skill that so many adults lack today. Kids CAN cook! All it takes is some time, patience, and (lots of) paper towels!
The kitchen is also a great place to teach the five senses, science, math, nutrition, and more. Plus, when you cook with kids, they are more likely to taste what they make!
To Taste has conducted countless kids cooking classes, in addition to cooking with our own kids, so we have learned some tricks along the way. Cooking with kids of different ages can be a bit of a challenge, which is why we’ve created this video series: cooking with kids ages 3-5!
Cooking with 3- to 5-year-olds can seem daunting at first; they barely have enough motor skills to control kitchen tools! However, once you start teaching them, you may be surprised with how quickly they pick it up!
When teaching kids how to scramble eggs, hold the mixing bowl steady while they hold onto the hand mixer. Guide their hand around the bowl, and help them out if their arms get tired. Make scrambled eggs, an egg bake, or add to pancake, waffle, muffin, or quick bread batter.
Once kid know how to make scrambled eggs, maybe they will be inspired to learn other easy healthy recipes kids can cook, like granola, muffins, or energy bites!
After your child learn show to scramble eggs, teach them how to whip egg whites.