Kitchen Quizzes Help Keep Kids Interested in Learning At Home

Melina Wisecup
By Melina Wisecup
April 9, 2020Food

As parents start stepping into the role of teacher, keeping kids engaged in learning at home may be tough. The good news is that America’s Test Kitchen has fun learning activities to keep learning interesting—starting in the kitchen.

They even took down the paywall since everyone is at home with kids these days.

America’s Test Kitchen Kids Editor in Chief, Molly Birnbaum, says lessons on their site can help parents cover a wide range of subjects.

“You can teach about math and measurements you can teach about history and where dishes come from. It’s a great way to learn about culture and different religions,” said Birnbaum. “It’s filled with kid tested and kid approved activities, science experiments, quizzes.”

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Stock footage of two young girls cooking at home.

Even teaching language and building vocabulary can be done while cooking! One activity on the site encourages children to brainstorm as many texture words while cooking with different textures.

The younger children can learn about the science of fruits and vegetables while experiment with them. Birnbaum says the smashed cucumber salad is a favorite since kids literally get to smash a cucumber.

Birnbaum says one of the best reactions she sees from the children is a look of pride and accomplishment on their faces. So, time in the kitchen is never time wasted.

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