This activity set aims to get kids involved in preparing family meals.
The centerpiece of “Everybody’s Cooking” is the Dinner Spinner. The Dinner Spinner has a dry erase surface that allows parents to write options for the different parts of a square meal. Kids can use the spinner to help decide what’s for dinner. This makes them a part of the decision-making process, which also can make them more likely to eat what’s on their plate. A second dessert spinner gives parents control over whether dessert is a daily part of the family meal or a special treat.
“Everybody’s Cooking” also contains laminated recipe cards, which have separated steps for adults and children. Wide-lined grocery lists allow newer writers to help make the grocery list so they can understand how basic ingredients turn into their prepared meals. Magnets outline age-appropriate kitchen tasks, convenient for busy parents to suggest ways for kids to help in meal preparation.
The goal of “Everybody’s Cooking” is to turn a daily chore into quality family time and make it easier for families to sit down together for a healthy, home-cooked meal.