15 Fun Cooking Activities for Kids

Cooking with kids not only is a fun and cheap activity, it’s great for giving them some life-skills, boosting their confidence, and even practicing some fine-motor skills. Even better, helping in the kitchen can entice even the fussiest of eaters to try something new and maybe add a new veg or two to their limited repertoire. Get the kids stuck in with these fun cooking activities for kids.


1. Taste-Tastic “I Can Cook” Thai Green Turkey Balls

If your child is a fan of Cbeebies ‘I Can Cook’ then this is a great first recipe to get them broadening their horizons on the taste front. With a helping hand, your little one will be serving up the family menu in no time. 

1 Thai Green Turkey Balls

2. Healthy Mini Pizza Quiches 

Kids need to achieve something impressive quickly when it comes to cooking, and these mini pizza quiches that use tortillas as the case are the healthy solution.

 2 Pizza Quiches

3. Sumptuous Fairy Cakes

Who better to teach the next generation how to make these divinely sweet fairy cakes than Queen of Cakes herself, Mary Berry.

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4. Prickly but tasty Hedgehog Rolls

There’s something delightful about being able to bake your own bread, and these friendly hedgehog rolls make a wonderful cooking activity for kids.

4 Hedgehog Rolls

5. Snaffle Some Lunchbox Muffins

The boredom of another round of sarnies can be banished by getting the kids on board whisking up some delicious Lunchbox Muffins made with carrots and oats.

5 Lunchbox Muffins

6. Veggie Pizza Roll-Ups

Puff pastry is a great edible plaything for kids. It’s very forgiving and no matter how messy it looks going in to the oven, these Veggie Pizza Roll-Ups taste delicious as they comes out!

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7. Zoom Around the Galaxy for Planet Cookies

Kids will love the rolling and cutting involved in making this space-themed planet cookies.

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8. Delicious Tomato and Veggie Pasta

Gennaro Contaldo cooks up a storm in this video demo of how to make a delicious pasta dish of Penne with Tomato and Vegetable Sauce. Get the kids involved and they should be wolfing down the veggies.

8 Tomato And Veg Pasta

9. Energy-Boosting Flapjacks

Great for after-school snacks, or keeping the kids fuelled on days out, these flapjacks are one of the easiest first recipes to master.

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10. Easy Pizza

If you’ve got a reluctant chef on your hands, mention the word ‘pizza’ and they’ll be in the kitchen in no time. This simple recipe will make this family favourite as it is one of the best cooking activities for kids.

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11. Rocky Road Crunch Bars

Nigella is known for her indulgent recipes, and this twist on rocky road is a perfect no-cook bake which will result in wonderful spoons for licking.

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12. Gluten Free Carrot Cake

If you’ve got a child who needs to avoid gluten, there’s no need for them to miss out on the baking fun with this divine gluten free carrot cake.

12 Carrot Cake

13. Jam Tarts

Even the smallest of kitchen helpers can get involved with making some scrumptious jam tarts. Just make sure you let them cool before tiny tongues get burned.

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14. Easy and Delicious Fudge

Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday, or simply to show someone you care, a homemade edible gift is priceless. Get your kids in on the giving by helping them make this simple fudge recipe.

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15. Wolf-Them-Down Chicken Wraps

Annabel Karmel knows a thing or two about feeding small children, and these create-your-own chicken wraps will help your little one to make healthy choices.

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Whether you’re after something satisfying and savoury, or wonderfully sweet, enjoy the culinary journey with your child.

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