COOKING IN THE CLASSROOM {An Educational Cooking Unit}

COOKING IN THE CLASSROOM {An Educational Cooking Unit}

Can be used for PreK – 12th, Homeschool students.

Includes: PDF, 113 pages


Cooking in the classroom is so much fun and is such an easy way to sneak in so learning opportunities!!

Cooking is not only an essential life skill, it is a great opportunity to teach students essential literacy and mathematical skills. Through cooking and working with recipes, students are exposed to reading, sequencing, following directions, measurement; and other mathematical operations, and they have fun while doing it! Cooking also serves as a fabulous way to get students writing!!

This is not just an ordinary cookbook. It is about getting students engaged in learning. With these 45+ timely and simple, kid-friendly recipes your children will practice sequencing, graphing, computation, measurement, and learn to write persuasive, opinion, and how-to paragraphs. Additionally, they will learn teamwork and basic cooking etiquette. Worksheets and activities are included that are designed to accompany any of the recipes!

*With the exception of a couple of frozen treats, all recipes can be made during a one hour period!

In addition to the fun recipes, look at all you get to turn every recipe into an extended learning activity!

Sequence the steps in each recipe

Persuasive writing (Why you will like my recipe) (2 options)

How to paragraph writing (How to make my recipe) (2 options)

Opinion writing (How did you like the recipe) (2 options)

Writing a recipe

Graphic organizers

Making a shopping list

Graphing (Who liked the recipe and who didn’t)

A chef’s hat template is also included for your students to make and a recipe card they can use to color, copy the recipe, and take home to share with their family.

Recipes are coded for your convenience. The recipes that feature a girl require some cooking. Recipes that feature a boy require no cooking, Out of the 45+ recipes, there are more than 20 that require NO cooking! Most of the others, only require a microwave. Cooking recipes are also coded with an oven or a microwave indicating which is needed. Seasonal recipes are also coded!

Here’s a list of all of the recipes you will get!

Editable spider webs

Halloween Pizza

Pumpkin Dip

English Muffin Pizzas

Cherry Salad

Leprechaun Pudding

Marshmallow Creme Crackers

Green Eggs & Ham

Cinnamon Roll Biscuits

Pineapple Upside Down Donuts

Earth Day Cupcakes

Pigs in a Blanket

Trix Cereal Bars

Rice Krispie Bars

Smores on a Stick

Mini Cream Pies

Homemade Butter

Strawberry Shortcake

Trail Mix

Mystery Soda

Homemade Ice Cream

Old Fashioned Lemonade

Pudding Pops

Creamsicle Float

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Banana Pops

Jolly Rancher Lollipops

Homemade Applesauce

Worms in Dirt Cups

Homemade Instant Cocoa

Snow Cream

Iced Christmas Trees

Candy Canes

No Blend Vanilla Shakes

Ants on a Log

No Bake Cookies

Homemade Brown Sugar

Peanut Butter Bars

2 Ingredients Muffins

Monkey Bread

No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pies

Edible Earth Balls

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie

“Create your own recipe” Template

You’ll have so much fun with these!

Have fun cooking! Don’t forget to leave feedback for TPT credits and follow @thebenderbunch on Instagram for updates and new resources!!

Used this resource in my after school health and nutrition class. I use some part of the resource to put into their own personal cookbooks.

This resource had some really awesome recipes. The instructions are clear and simple. Then student really enjoyed making these treats.


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