Personal Cookbook for Kids - Writing

Isn't it great when subjects can be combined? Here's how we combined cooking and writing. Each time my son learns how to cook new meals he writes down the recipes in his personal cookbook. A larger class could create a similar cookbook by having each child write one recipe.

Although I refer to cookbooks for some meals, there are many things I prepare from memory. Simple foods such as oatmeal, eggs and grilled cheese I can probably make in my sleep. However, my son is learning how to cook. He watches and helps, but when he prepares them on his own he does much better with a reference.

My kids often complain about writing because the assignments lack a final purpose. What are we really going to do with all of those papers written about ancient Greece and the most interesting part of the human body? The personal cookbook is useful right from the start. He is motivated to write, because he loves to cook and to eat!

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  1. how beautiful your child to write such a book, and thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  2. This is a really good idea, combining cooking and writing! I'll have to borrow it. Thank you for sharing!

  3. What a great idea for writing work! I always told my students that there are many types of writing - even list-making - that counts, and this cookbook idea is right up there!

  4. What a great idea! I need to get my kids writing some recipes ~SandyToesCreations


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