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Kids in the Kitchen: Fractions

kids in the kitchen

This past week was a whirlwind! I can’t believe it’s Friday already. We kept very busy over the long weekend, including cleaning out the boys’ room and hitting Six Flags for a few hours on Monday since there was no school. After that it was Cub Scouts Tues, Wed night off and then Girl Scouts last night. Just all around busy! I didn’t exactly get the kids into the kitchen to help this week, but one night while making the bubble up pepperoni pizza I called Monkey in to do some math. I remembered that in her homework she was working on pie fractions and since I had to cut circles into eighths, I called her in to reinforce what she had learned. I’d have her tell me what a half, quarter and even an eighth was, even though they have only gone up to quarters. She was excited to use something she learned in school in real life. (Aren’t we all! That doesn’t seem to happen often.)

Did you have fun in the “kitchen” this week?  Did you try a new food or a new kid friendly restaurant?  Did your little ones use their snacks to count to 10?  We invite you to share your experiences, photos, stories or recipes that include your #kidsinthekitchen!

Come join me and my co-hosts, Melinda at Look What Mom FoundSara at Sensibly Sara,  Lisa of HooplaPaloooza and Sarah of Play2LearnWithSarah, each week by linking up a post, new or old, that features the theme Kids in the Kitchen.  It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together, enjoying it and learning something along the way.

  • preparing healthy snacks
  • having a tea party
  • counting skills with m&ms
  • pouring from measuring cups
  • discovering a local restaurant that your kids love
  • creating new family friendly recipes

Don’t have a blog?  That’s ok!  Just share an Instagram photo or Facebook update.

Kids in the Kitchen

#KidsintheKitchen Weekly Linky

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.

Comments

  1. What a great way for some hands-on learning!

  2. This is a great idea!!! My kids help out a lot in the kitchen but it’s not often that I let them takeover. I will try this week to let them create something and report back here 🙂

  3. How creative. Cooking with kids is so much fun. It’s a bonus when they learn too.

  4. What a wonderful idea and great ways to implement a math lesson. I love having my kids in the kitchen with me!

  5. How fun, and what a great way to sneak in some fun learning!

  6. Vanessa: thequeenofswag says:

    What a great idea and I love all the ideas in the linky.

  7. I think the best way to learn math and have it stick is to relate it to everyday life!

  8. My daughter’s a good age now to help me in the kitchen.

  9. There are so many skills that can be taught or reinforced in the kitchen! I remember slicing pizza and talking about fractions with my son.

  10. What a cool linky idea! And love that you were able to have a simple application for your daughter’s school work. Love it!

  11. That is a great way to teach kids math.

  12. What a creative way to teach math!

  13. My son loves helping out in the kitchen. It is such a great real world learning tool!

  14. I love this idea! I am going to have to get Angeline to participate in a recipe this week so I can link up next week!

  15. The best way to learn is hands on! Even for me. 🙂