Kids in the kitchen! Sound like your idea of a good time? Well, the Zip Track, Kitchen Concoctions is where it’s at. Kids love to mix, stir, pour, and eat, so why not combine those passions with the biblical truths they are learning in Bible study? Yep, you guessed it, we here at LifeWay Kids have taken care of connecting all those awesome biblical concepts to fun in the kitchen. Even if you don’t have a large kitchen at your church or any kitchen at all, you can still offer this track to you budding chefs.
Kitchen Concoctions supplies lessons for easy to make recipes and activities using small items such as blenders, microwaves, toaster ovens, and so forth. Kids will love the basics of working in the kitchen such as learning how to measure dry and liquid ingredients.
Zip Tips for Cooking with Kids
- Enlist several assistants! Things will go much easier if one teacher is able to work with a small group of kids at a time.
- Place kids in small groups. Give each group a tray with ingredients and utensils. This way everything will be ready and kids won’t waste time hunting for the necessary materials.
- Make a large poster for each recipe you choose showing the ingredients and utensils that will be used. Explain the recipe to the kids before you begin. Use the poster to talk through each step of the recipe. Go over each ingredient and explain words like “spread” and “blend.”
- Consider compiling the recipes into a Recipe Book for each child to take home. They could add pictures or favorite memories made during track time.