Bringing books to life means making memories. Here are some books that will inspire you to get cooking with your preschoolers.
Book Inspired Cooking Activities for Preschoolers
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Read Roaring Rockets and then make homemade rocket pizzas! I even have a printable picture recipe for your preschooler to follow.
Nothing beats the smell of apple butter simmering in the crockpot. I love how easy this recipe is to make and it is perfect for sharing with others. This recipe would pair great with Apple Farmer Annie.
Another fun recipe to make with apples is pie! And, I think my mom’s apple pie recipe is the best. Apple Pie ABC is a great book to read while the pie bakes.
Blueberry Oatmeal Bowls
Start the morning with a little literacy fun and a healthy breakfast. Read Blueberries for Sal and let the kids make these blueberry oatmeal bowls.
Read End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad and then make the fruit salad recipe at the end of the book. Or, try our red, white and green fruit salad variation.
Chicka Coconut Banana Boom Cookies
This is our go to healthy cookie recipe and it pairs nicely with a reading of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
Hot Chocolate Banana Muffins
My 3 year-old discovered the secret ingredient in this delicious muffin recipe. Read If You Give a Moose a Muffin while you enjoy the tasty treats.
Dumpling Dreams by Carrie Clickard is the story of chef Joyce Chen. The book has lots of yummy recipe variations at the end.
Family Dinner Book Club
Each month we read a book together as a family and enjoy talking about it at dinner. Daisy at Home always shares a fun themed menu to compliment the book and the kids can help cook too. Check out over 15 different books and menus for your own Family Dinner Book Club.
Cookbooks for Kids
Pretend Soup is my very favorite cookbook for preschoolers! There are lots of cookbooks that are great to use when cooking with kids too.
More Books to Inspire Cooking with Preschoolers
There are some great books for kids that also include recipes. Check out our books to inspire cooking with kids for more ideas!
What is your favorite book to read that inspires cooking with preschoolers?
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Natasha@ Anxious Toddlers says
What a great resource of kid cook books! we are going to try some of these this summer!
We have a few of these books. We’ve never done an activity in the kitchen after our stories. Time to try this out
I want to cook with my kids right now. Each of these activities are so fabulous!!!!