Kids Cook is a series of Extension cooking classes where children can learn basic cooking skills, typically provided when school is out during the summer.

Students participating in Kids Cook classes will learn basic knife skills, measuring, how to follow a recipe, kitchen and food safety, and a variety of basic cooking techniques to create delicious and nutritious snacks and meals. This summer, Kids Cook has gone virtual to provide three fun online-cooking classes focused on hydration and flavorful snacks.

After completing the lesson, students will learn and be able to:

  1. Display proper handwashing skills
  2. Read and follow a recipe
  3. Recall cooking terminology
  4. Exhibit food safety practices
  5. Demonstrate safe knife handling skill
  6. Model proper food measuring techniques
  7. Maintain a safe and healthy kitchen environment
  8. Explain why fruits are healthy

Summer 2020

 Chef helping young girl cut fruit

Lesson 1: Fun Flavored Waters

This lesson teaches the importance of staying hydrated and satisfying your thirst with refreshing water instead of sugary drinks.

 Girl pouring blended juice to make popsicles

Lesson 2: Colorful Summer Popsicles

This lesson teaches the importance of staying hydrated and satisfying your sweet tooth with homemade frozen treats.

 Girl mixing fresh ingredients and cooking in the kitchen.

Lesson 3: A Corny Summer

This lesson teaches students how to create a colorful and healthy meal, and how to properly use an oven.

 
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Girl cutting fruit
Kids Cook - Lesson 01 - Fun Flavored Waters
This lesson describes how to create healthy fun flavored waters and teaches children how to follow a recipe.
Buffington, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Kids Cook - Lesson 02 - Colorful Summer Popsicles
This lesson describes how to create colorful summer popsicles and teaches children how to follow a recipe.
Buffington, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno

Learn more about the program's team

Aurora Buffington
Program Leader & Contact
Stacy Simmons
Program Leader & Contact