Holiday Cooking with Kids

Holiday Cooking with Kids

Holiday Cooking with Kids

Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away? There’s no denying it, the holiday cooking season is in full swing. With parents spending more time in the kitchen, keeping the kids entertained is increasingly challenging. Getting children involved with meal preparation and setting the table is a great way to get quality time together as a family, and instill some family traditions. My son started cooking with me from a very early age, and is now quite an accomplished cook himself. I love it when he sends me a text message of a meal he has prepared all by himself.

I just kick-started a new conversation over in the Residence Inn Family Travel Talk Forum, and we’re sharing tips for cooking with kids whether you are cooking at home or traveling this holiday season. The Facebook forum is open to everyone. If you’re not already a member, just request to join.

The Residence Inn Family Travel Talk Forum regularly features tips from 10 family travel expert bloggers from around the country every month, with topics such as traveling with different ages of kids, finding balance in travel, traveling with teens and more. It’s a great place to ask family and travel questions, and connect with other parents with a passion or interest in traveling.

I hope you’ll join this conversation about cooking with kids during the holiday season, and leave a comment on my post in the forum and share your own tips!

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  1. Cori says

    I LOVE cooking with kids … However not sure if I’m brave enough to try it in a hotel! Kudos for you for doing so!

    Happy thanksgiving!

  2. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says

    a good conversation to kickstart. holiday memories are made by children baking and helping in the kitchen

  3. Rosie says

    This sounds great! Some of my happiest memories were learning to bake, being taught by my older sister. I didn’t realize it at first, but being asked to do the dishes while she mixed and rolled, was how I started “cooking” !! But soon enough I started with pies, cream puffs, and could make a cake without a recipe! It is good to know how to teach, many kids were totally turned off cooking (and sewing) from home ec classes, the teachers were cranky and made it all seem like a chore and bore!

  4. judy gardner says

    i have spent a lot of time in the kitchen baking and cooking with most of my nephews and nieces. it is great time spent together!

  5. Helga says

    Cooking with kids during the Holidays is a great idea. I will share this article with my mommy friends! I loved making Christmas cookies as a kid.

  6. Janet W. says

    This is my favorite time of year to cook/bake with my grandsons! They love watching me prepare everything and then they LOVE to do the decorations!

  7. says

    I’m excited to start cooking with my son. He’s only two, so most of it is just about hanging out with mommy and getting messy. But we still have a great time!

  8. christine reyes says

    Oh I love cooking, but with kids, I have to prepare for a mess, lol. During the holidays is the best time to have little helpers in the kitchen!

  9. Emily says

    I loved cooking with my mom and dad growing up. I wish we could cook together more often. I remember being so messy as a kid!

  10. joanna garcia says

    my girls love to cook with me and they even help with the clean up they are super excited for Thanksgiving! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  11. Teresa Honores says

    that’s cool that Residence Inn has a forum for parents to talk about traveling made easier and cooking with the kids! we love to do this they love to be involved in all the meals!

  12. shaunie says

    would love to know more tips. love cooking the the kids and this would be great to have recipes and tips , gets the family together and bonding more

  13. Sandy Cain says

    Somehow, cooking with kids has never worked out well for me. The food ends up on the floor, one way or another. It must run in the family, because my mom never let me cook with her, either!

  14. renee mirsky says

    It’s a great way to discover and rediscover ways to be creative and a nice break from the virtual world too!

  15. Ashley Busse says

    I always enjoyed making holiday treats with my mom and grandma! My kids and I made our own cookies from scratch this past Christmas, and boy, was it a lot of MESSY fun!!

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