Audrey has been in the kitchen a long time. She was first introduced to the joys of cooking by her grandparents two years ago during an extended visit. When she got underfoot in the kitchen they found her a stool and had her help. We are forever grateful to their patience in helping us understand how much fun cooking with children can be.
In the beginning Audrey could help if assisted, then she moved to helping without assistance, and now she tries to do it on her on. I decided to let her make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with very little assistance. She was provided with all of the necessary tools and guidance along the way.
|Spreading peanut butter.|
It ended up being a little bit of a messy project but she completed it with style. She kept working on the bread to make sure every inch was covered with peanut butter and jam. In the end she was so proud of the fact that she was able to make lunch all by herself! Next time you are making sandwiches you might consider allowing your toddler or preschooler to help a bit. It really was a fun project and not too messy!