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Kids Cooking Program Activities, Games, and Resources


Cooking brings students together to use all five senses as they create healthy foods

Whether cooking with kids is part of a school curriculum or an afterschool program, there is no denying that cooking is a great hands-on way to teach children about healthy foods.

Cooking with children has been shown to benefit children by boosting their self-esteem, practice math, reading and following directions skills while encouraging creativity.  But more important, it provides time for children to interact with food personally and learn about the difference between process foods and natural, healthy foods. 

We have numerous worksheets, activities and games that are perfect to help kids learn about healthy foods as part of a kids cooking program in a very fun and positive way. All our material is free and available in English and Spanish.
Happy Cooking!

Here are some of our most popular printables!

Printable - Select Fruits & Vegetables For Your Salad Coloring Sheet

This coloring page is part of a series that tells the story of how food starts at the farm and finally gets to grocery store.
Published: Jul 15, 2011
Grades: PreK-5
Ages: 3-13

Cooking Utensils Matching Activity Sheet

Free printable kitchen themed puzzle and activity pages for children to enjoy. Make kitchen a fun place to be!
Published: Jul 15, 2011
Grades: 3-5
Ages: 8-13

Find the Kitchen Appliance Matching Worksheet

Teach children about the kitchen appliances they will encounter while cooking with our fun matching worksheet.
Published: Jul 15, 2011
Grades: 3-5
Ages: 8-13

Chef Solus Favorite Healthy Pancake Toppings Activity

Drawing and coloring activity for children that teaches them about healthy food options.
Published: Feb 28, 2012
Grades: PreK-5
Ages: 3-13

Cooking with Kids Drawing Activity and Coloring Page For Children

Chef Solus' refrigerator is empty! Kids will help the chef by drawing healthy foods inside the refrigerator in the cute drawing and coloring activity for younger children.
Published: Jan 31, 2013
Grades: PreK-5
Ages: 3-8


Kids Cooking Game


Chef Solus Cooking Academy Game


A virtual cooking class where children read a recipe and virtually add, mix, cook and decorate pancakes. To score an “A” in cooking class, children must follow the directions and choose healthier substitutions for a few items in the recipe. Kids must know basic measurements - cup, tablespoon and teaspoon.


See the nutrition game Chef Cooking Game



School Cooking Program Coloring Pages, Learning Sheets and Activity Worksheets for Kids

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Complement your kids cooking program with our numerous cute and educational cooking themed worksheets.  Making grocery lists, planning menus, reading recipes and cooking are all part of a fun, interactive cooking program.  Chef Solus, our main character, loves to cook healthy foods and is ready to support your program with our free learning and worksheets!  Cooking is an important and healthy skill for children to learn.   
You might also be interested in these print materials:

Kids Cooking Program Tips for Teachers



Parenting Articles on Cooking At Home


Other Resources

Here are more great websites and resources that specialize in school gardening and can help you get your school or afterschool program started!
Find Grants to fund your school cooking programs.

Research For Positive Impact of School Cooking Programs

If you need a little ammunition to get your school cooking program funded, share these research papers that show a positive, healthy correlation between nutrition, behavior and kids cooking programs.

Impact of a School-Based Cooking Curriculum for Fourth-Grade Students on Attitudes and Behaviors Is Influenced by Gender and Prior Cooking Experience
Cited in Scopus: 0
Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, Barbara Lohse
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 46, Issue 2, p110–120
Published online: November 21, 2013
Valid and Reliable Measures of Cognitive Behaviors toward Fruits and Vegetables for Children Aged 9 to 11 Years
Cited in Scopus: 8
Barbara Lohse, Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, Lynn M. Walters, Jane E. Stacey
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 43, Issue 1, p42–49
Published in issue: January, 2011


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