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Toddlers In The Kitchen?

La Crosse, WI, United States / KICKS 106.3

Here are some things the kiddos can safely do in the kitchen with you.

At 2 years:
• Wipe tables
• Hand items to adult to
put away (such as after
grocery shopping)
• Place things in trash
• Tear lettuce or greens
• Help “read” a cookbook
by turning the pages
• Make “faces” out of
pieces of fruits and
vegetables
• Rinse vegetables or fruits
• Snap green beans
At 3 years:
All that a 2-year-old can do, plus:
• Add ingredients
• Talk about cooking
• Scoop or mash potatoes
• Squeeze citrus fruits
• Stir pancake batter
• Knead and shape dough
• Name and count foods
• Help assemble a pizza
At 4 years:
All that a 3-year-old can do, plus:
• Peel eggs and some
fruits, such as oranges
and bananas
• Set the table
• Crack eggs
• Help measure dry
ingredients
• Help make sandwiches
and tossed salads
At 5 years:
All that a 4-year-old can do, plus:
• Measure liquids
• Cut soft fruits with a dull knife
• Use an egg beater

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