We still have another week of school holidays to go so I've been bookmarking a few new recipes for Otis to try. He is able to read simple recipes but he still finds pictorial or illustrated recipes more interesting and easier to use. Here are a few I've put aside for him (pictured above):
Cheesy Vegetable Bake - requires (free) registration to download.
These are all designed to be very basic recipes with minimal ingredients and steps. Even if your child can make these independently supervision is still recommended. If you haven't used pictorial or illustrated recipes before keep in mind that some are easier than others, you may find your child needs a picture for every step or may need help with some measurements, there may be a style of recipe they find easier to follow.
I've found a lot of visual recipes, most of them low cost at TPT (by purchasing you are supporting teachers) here. TES also has a few low cost visual recipes, I've downloaded this series which is free. Both TPT and TES require you to register and log in which is also free. I've linked to two, but Raddish Kids have a few more free illustrated recipes to download.
These recipes provide ideas and inspiration on how to DIY your own recipe cards, you can see the recipes cards we've used previously here:
- Baking Independently - Using an Illustrated Recipe Card - here I also put all of the ingredients and tools needed on a tray, this was for Otis at 4 years.
- Simple Baking for a Three-Year-Old - you can see how easy it is to quickly hand draw the recipe, this was for Caspar at three years.
- Independence in the Kitchen - and getting 'that' feeling - this was for Otis at 2 years, he didn't use a recipe card but I put all the ingredients premeasured on a tray, all he had to do was to put them in the bowl and mix.
I've love to know if you have any favourite or most used illustrated recipes cards or if these work for your children. We've just ordered a FunPod for Otto so it won't be long and he will be cooking with us!