Father's Day cooking projects for kids

Getting the kids in the kitchen isn't just about cupcakes and sweet treats - we have big meals that can be whipped up by the smallest of hands this Father's Day...

Mini toad-in-the-hole

If the dad in your life is a parent of young children, then he might want nothing more than some time to himself this Father's Day. Let him have a lie-in while you and the kids create brunch or lunch for the whole family. The kids get their chance to have fun in the kitchen and make something special, while you get to soak up your share of the glory.

eggsBaked dippy eggs

If you're helping a little chef, then is the perfect recipe for children aged 3-6. They'll love snipping up the spinach and ham, chopping cherry tomatoes and cracking eggs into the ramekins. Let them present the finished dish and they'll be bursting with pride (as will Dad!)

Baked dippy eggs

PancakesBlueberry & lemon pancakes

We challenge anyone not to be pleased by a plate of these scrumptious pancakes. Older kids can go on a secret morning mission downstairs to whip them up, getting busy with measuring, mixing and liberally adding blueberries. If you want to minimise the mess, put them to work creating and colouring a breakfast menu while you flip; serve with coffee, juice and the papers, for extra points. 

Blueberry & lemon pancakes
 

Really easy roast chicken Really easy roast chicken

This very simple recipe has been written so that your child can easily get involved every step of the way. The results are a beautifully roasted chicken with carrots, potatoes and a lemony gravy to serve. If Dad's really in the good books, give him time to himself while the preparation is underway. Your young cooks will be amazed at what they've achieved as they watch the family digging in. 

Really easy roast chicken
 

pull-rightMini toad-in-the-holes

A classic childhood favourite, that Dad is sure to love - food editor Barney has adapted this sausage and batter recipe to cook with children. There are plenty of jobs for little hands, from cracking eggs to making gravy. From the age of nine onwards, kids can follow most of the steps by themselves. The recipe might be simple but the results are truly delicious... 

Mini toad-in-the-holes

Sunshine burgers sunshine burgers

Brighten up Dad's day with these hearty, homemade burgers and let the kids practice their rolling, shaping and cooking skills at the same time. If the weather's good, send Dad into the garden for some peace while the kids bash the cornflakes, mix and shape their burgers to perfection. Gather round for a relaxed al fresco lunch...

Sunshine burgers

What do your kids planning to make for Father's Day? We'd love to hear from you...

 

 

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