Summer School In The Kitchen

School is officially out for the summer. In fact, the last day of school was over a week ago and I’m just finally getting my act together here.  The kids had a great year in 5th grade, 1st grade and kindergarten respectively.

The morning of the first day of school:

And the morning of the last day of school:

Apparently in addition to adding a fifth child we also added some spunk!

I’m still finishing up my plans for the kids’ “summer school” session in the kitchen. We’re starting with lunches this week. Each of the kids will have a day that they are responsible for getting lunch together for everyone. (Well, I might have to help Jill a bit…)

Here’s our simple plan. We’re definitely starting with the basics to get some good momentum going, then we’ll work up from there.

  • Isabelle (11) – Tuna pasta salad, Watermelon
  • Alex (6, almost 7!) – Peanut butter and jelly, Sliced strawberries
  • Olivia (6) – Ham and cheese sandwiches, Salad
  • Gracie (4) – Cheese and crackers, Grapes, Baby carrots with Ranch

I recently asked about getting kids involved in the kitchen at the Ebates.com blog, Savvy Living Community. I’d love for you to click over and weigh in with your thoughts.

Also, is anyone interested in joining us with some kitchen-based summer school? Leave a comment and let me know. I’d love some company!

5 thoughts on “Summer School In The Kitchen

  1. I love this idea! I have an 11 year old and a 3 year old. My 11 year old can make grilled cheese, eggs, hamburger helper, and we’re currently working on following recipes. I would love to see an update later on to see how your cooking school is going.

  2. I think that would be really fun, and would love to hear more about it. 🙂
    My kids love to help in the kitchen, and I’m trying really hard to let them do more, and grow.. (But they grow to fast, LOL)

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