Lately, my son has started to find his independence in the kitchen. He absolutely loves helping me cook and is often eager to set the table before mealtime. Since he thrives on doing things "all by himself," I decided to set up a small space in our kitchen that was entirely kid-friendly. I have an floating island in the center of my kitchen that is the perfect level for him and has just enough room to store his own personal items.
Inside he'll find a shelf that contains his cups, plasticware, plates, and bowls so he can set his place at the table or grab a bowl for snack time. The bottom shelf has two tubs filled with healthy snacks that he is allowed to pick out during certain times throughout the day. I also added a mixing bowl, a couple of kid's cookbooks, and an apron to the handle of the cupboard, so that whenever it's time to cook or bake he can have his own tools to help Mama. It's always a wonderful feeling to see his pride and independence take shape in the smallest of ways.
Now, for the fun! If your kids love to help you in the kitchen or you're looking for more ways to involve them with mealtime prep, look no further. Here's a giveaway that I know you're sure to love!
Do you dream of a dinnertime with delicious food, smiling faces and fantastic conversations?
Isn’t it easy to lose the joy in preparing our food and bringing everyone together for family dinnertime?
Season’s Eatings is an online course that helps bring back the joy, fun, and connection around food and family dinnertime. For the month of February, Leah Cherry of Skill It is leading the Winter session of this delicious and delightful experience.
At the heart of Season’s Eatings is delicious food. Each week you get recipes for two family dinners with step-by-step instructions and suggestions for which part your little chefs can help. In addition to the recipes, there are printable grocery shopping lists, table-setting tips, and family dinner table conversation starters.
From wherever we happen to be, we gather at one big table, laughing, talking, and celebrating over bowls of steaming soup and plates of roasted vegetables. Bringing joy to our families, one dish, and one day, at a time.
Season’s Eatings –the Winter Session – takes place from February 4th – 25th, 2013.
ABOUT LEAH CHERRY
Leah Cherry teaches children and their families how to cook, sew, make and grow – traditional talents that remain essential for living well today. She started Skill It to create a community that celebrates the joys of a handmade, home-cooked life. Skill It’s signature online class, Season’s Eatings, is offered four times a year to create joy, fun, and connection around food and family dinner time.
All are welcome to enter!
Entry will be chosen by a random number generator and the winner will be notified by email.
Please submit all entries by Friday, January 25th, 2013, 8:00 p.m. EST!
Please provide me with your email address by 2/3/13 to claim your space!