Cooking Storytime Ideas Home cooking is a topic many families can relate to because of sheltering in place. There is more emphasis on including children in kitchen duties so they are empowered to eat healthy foods and to have the skills to cook as they get older. For a craft project, make tissue paper chef hats: www.pre-kpages.com/dramatic-play-chefs-hat/ or www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/chef-party-chef-hat.
Falwell, Cathryn. Feast for 10. An African American family shops and makes dinner, with everyone participating.
Hurley, Jorey. Every Color Soup. Colors are highlighted in this simple story about making vegetable soup.
Iwai, Melissa. Pizza Day. Father and son make vegetable pizza.
London, Jonathan. Froggy Goes to Grandma’s. Grandma teaches Froggy how to make spaghetti with fly sauce.
Pfeffer, Rubin. Summer Supper. From farm to table, see how dinner is made using words that begin with “S.”
Rattigan, Jama Kim. Dumpling Soup. Set in Hawaii, this multicultural family makes dumplings to celebrate the New Year.
Saeed, Aisah. Bilal Cooks Daal. Bilal and his father make daal, a slow cooked lentil dish, for their friends.
Wood, Susan. Holy Squawkamole! Little Red Hen Makes Guacamole. In this cumulative tale, Spanish names and phrases are woven into the narrative of the hen who seeks help in make her favorite snack.
Zhang, Kat. Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao. Amy wants to make the perfect bao (steam bun) like the adults can do.