Sabrina adores cooking and so I've come up with all sorts of ways to include her in my kitchen activities. I often let her work on the floor so she can see what she's doing. Usually we bake together and I also try to let her help when I'm preparing dinner.
She's been making soup in her play kitchen a lot lately so I thought she'd enjoy making this lovely minestrone my sister shared the recipe for. I chopped everything first then let Sabrina transfer into the pot. I also let her dump canned tomatoes, beans and broth into bowls which I then transferred to the pot since it was already hot.
Letting Sabrina work with me means we dirty twice the number of bowls and take twice as long. But it is also more fun for me to cook with my little girl, and makes for clean bowls at dinnertime since Sabrina loves eating things she's made. She also munched on two carrots and some celery while we cooked, so got a healthy snack out of the deal too!