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Kids Practice Measuring #KidsintheKitchen

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Letting kids help out in the kitchen takes practice, patience and trust. This is way before letting them near the fire or knives too. While I love to work on meals and baked goods myself I do know the benefit of letting the kids pitch in on some tasks. This week’s test was measuring.
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We all know babies love measuring cups, spoons and bowls and adding a tub of water makes for hours of playtime. But as those babies grow they need to learn measuring is more than just dumping from one vessel to another. Make sure you invest in clearly marked cups and spoons . These OXO angled measuring cups are great because the markers are easy to read from above and on the side.

For some reason the kids and I had lots of time to spare before they headed off to school so I had them help me make a quick batch of mini cupcakes. Shaun and Shae split up the measuring duties, there were only 2 because I used a box mix. I gave a little instruction and they listened.
kids measuring in the kitchen, #kidsinthekitchen

#kidsinthekitchen, teaching kids measuring
What did you and your kids do for dinner this week? Share photos, stories or recipes that include your #kidsinthekitchen. I would love for you to join me and my co-hosts, Paula at Frosted Fingers and Sara at Sensibly Sara, each week linking up a post, new or old, that feature the theme Kids in the Kitchen. It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together and enjoying it and learning something.

  • preparing healthy snacks
  • having a tea party
  • counting skills with m&ms
  • pouring from measuring cups
  • discovering a local restaurant that your kids love
  • creating new family friendly recipes

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5. Follow the hosts of this feature,Paula at Frosted FingersSara at Sensibly Sara and me, Melinda at LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too

I can’t wait to see all of the fun food themed ideas, excursions and photos you have to share.

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About Melinda

Melinda is half of the mom & dad blogging team from LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too! Over 4 years ago Melinda left the corporate world to focus on raising her children while being a SAHM. With 17 years of parenting practice to 3 kids life has provided her many experiences that are used to educate the family on morals, ethics and the difference between right and wrong. While academics are very important, a full education goes beyond books and grades. Melinda strives to raise children with good hearts, strong principles and a foundation built on love and respect for others.
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Comments

  1. Thanks for starting this! Can’t wait to see what the kids “cook up” next!

  2. Cooking with kids in the kitchen is such a great idea. Being aware of what we put into our bodies is awesome. Your little girl is adorable : ).

  3. I love following this post! We cook with our kids all the time as well as shop with them and do other food prep tasks with them. I think of all the wonderful things they learn in just that short amount of time!

  4. So cute! My younger son likes to bake with me sometimes. I’d probably cook more often if my kids showed more interest!

  5. Measuring is definitely fun for the kids! I need to work on actually letting them measure themselves.

  6. Betty Baez says:

    very cute! this week has been full of sick kiddos they have all caught a cold so no help in the kitchen this week.

  7. I love your oil dispenser! It looks like the kids did a great job! I think I need to get one of those OXO cups for my boys!

  8. Ethan loves measuring when we bake! He’s quite handy in the kitchen!

  9. My son has become rather handy when measuring . . . at least when it comes to things like flour and sugar! Thanks for hosting this. Can’t wait to check out the fun ideas linked above. Hope you have a great weekend.

  10. To me there is nothing more fun than the kids helping in the kitchen

  11. Carrie says:

    Measuring is great for practicing math skills! My kindergartner loves this!

  12. awesome! Just pinned this!

  13. Such a fun thing! :-)

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