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Although most children can use a variety of utensils in the kitchen, there are a few everyday utensils that are available in kid friendly sizes or version. To make the kitchen friendly, keep all the utensils your child is likely to use in a lower drawer or cupboard for easy access. This way the child knows where they can find the equipment and where to put it away after use. The first few times you spend time in the kitchen with your kids, be sure to take out the equipment they will need to use and explain how to use it and any safety features to be careful of.

  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups - dry and liquid
  • A small mixing bowl, preferably with a handle or rubber rings on the bottom to prevent slipping
  • Blunt scissors for snipping
  • Wooden spoon, spatula, tongs, wire whisk
  • Grater
  • Lemon juicer
  • A plastic serrated knife for younger children (other knives that might be used by older children, such as a small pairing knife, should be kept in a knife block for safety)
  • Strainer and colander
  • Lettuce Spinner
  • Cutting board
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Can Opener
  • Potato Masher
  • Egg slicer (for easy & safe slicing of mushrooms and strawberries)

Baking Equipment

  • Cookie Cutters
  • Baking Sheet
  • Cooling Rack
  • Loaf Pan
  • Muffin tin
  • Oven Mitts
  • Pie Plate
  • Pizza Pan
  • Rolling Pin

Other Equipment & Utensils as needed

  • Hand mixer or beater
  • Handheld blender
  • Blender
  • Mini chopper