Even young children like cooking because it is such a fun hands-on activity! And there is data that shows kids will each healthy foods like vegetables if they help prepare the food. For a craft project, make chef hats: www.pbs.org/parents/birthday-parties/chef-party/activities/chef-hats-for-kids/ .
Carle, Eric. Pancakes, Pancakes! Jack learns to make pancakes from scratch.
Dunbar, Joyce. Pat-a-Cake Baby. A baby chef makes a special cake at midnight.
Falwell, Cathryn. Rainbow Stew. Grandpa shows the kids how to pick vegetables from the garden and make stew.
Florence, Tyler. Tyler Makes Spaghetti. Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence is a young boy making food for his dog in this simple story.
Galindo, Renata. Cherry Thief. Chef Armand is determined to find the person stealing cherries he needs to decorate his cakes.
Vamos, Samantha R. The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred. A cumulative story that describes the making of rice pudding; with some Spanish words in the text.
Weinberg, Elisabeth. Little Chef. Lizzie prepares a special dinner in honor of her grandmother, who is her role model for being a chef.
Wellington, Monica. Pizza at Sally’s. Sally only uses fresh ingredients when she makes pizza for her customers.