As you have all probably heard by now, the ever amazing and creative Raine from Lime Tree Fuits (I think we all use at least some of her awsome inserts!), created a beautifully illustrated children’s cooking e-course with the cute name
I fell instantly in love when I saw the first announcement and enrolled!
|How can you not love those cute faces?!!!|
Each weekend during 4 weeks you receive a new recipe that your kids can cook. And since every step of the way is illustrated, it’s not even necessary that your kids can read yet! (of course, you should offer your assistance when it comes to chopping ingredients and the like).
It’s such a fun time, together with your kids. Of course you can cook or make every recipe in the world together with your children. What makes Tiny Creative Chefs so special is that your child will feel totally in charge!
I tried out the first recipe with my 9 year old daughter. She has Asperger syndrome, so the outside world is not always that easy for her. But she „grows“ if she gets to do stuff on her own, if I let her be responsible for something. And so I gave her the printout of the first week’s recipe (I had printed it on A4 pages and ARC’d them), and asked her if she’d like to do it.
|A4 sheets in ARC rings|
Now, even though she doesn’t read or speak English, the illustrations are literally self-explanatory. (Okay, she did hesitate about „parsley“ and I interfered when she commented that it was probably some flowers and wanted to go outside to pick some LOL.)
|Ingredients gathered and ready to go!|
She had the greatest fun preparing the recipe (which she served as „starters“ for that night’s dinner), and it was so tasty!
The e-course also comes with extra goodies for each week, like menu and „made by“ cards.
|One very proud girl!|
And little flags to decorate the food. In fact, it includes a complete „party package“ and even includes cute little drinking bottle decorations!
We actually used the little flags on some cupcakes that we brought to a party at friends. Huuuuge success!
When I received the 2nd week’s recipes, my kids complained that the A4 ARC „binder“ was too big and cumbersome for the kitchen. My oldest daughter suggested to print it out for a Filofax. My collection is greatly reduced, and I would have preferred an A5 size, but the kids unanimously agreed that it would be great in the Filofax Doodle (which I had won in Imy’s contest).
So I printed out the pages on personal sized paper, and sorted it after the numbered tabs.
|Week 1 behind Tab 1 ...|
|... and week 2 behind Tab 2 (I'm soooo clever!)|
The binder itself is made of a sort of plastic and is less prone to damages and scratches than – say – a Domino. In fact, the cover even wipes clean with a damp cloth!
Now my children can browse through the pages during cooking. And there’s always room for a personal sized binder on the counter!