A List of Kitchen Tools for Children 1 to 4 years
I wanted to make a list of the kitchen tools we have used over the years. The ages listed below are approximate. When you introduce these materials to your child depends not only on your child and their previous work in the kitchen but also on you and how much you want to do. We also know that some children love making snack, love baking while others aren't so interested. Follow the child!
Please feel free to add anything I have missed. I have provided links to products we have used and where the link might be helpful, some materials can be found easily and other may take some tracking down. Ikea and thrift stores are good for a few bits and pieces, you might find some materials at specialist kitchen stores. My advice is to look at the list and plan ahead a little bit, keep an eye out for materials you might like your children to use in the future. Remember children will need a demonstration on how to use these materials, they may need assistance and supervision is always required.
Small Wooden Spoon
Masher (Australia here)
Small Mixing Bowl
Sifter (1 Cup is a good capacity for children)
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Kitchen (Egg) Timer
Pasta Maker, Ravioli Cutter
Small Serrated Knife
Melon Baller (Australia here)
Mortar and Pestle
Spice Grinder or Nutmeg Mill
Electric skillet (Australia here)
I hope you've found this list helpful!
If you need some ideas on how to present these materials have a look in our kitchen category.