THE Tip To Teach Your Kids About Cutting Onions
We are always in the kitchen. It’s one reason I love participating in the Party In the Kids’ Kitchen link up party (see below). There is so much learning that happens while our kids are in the kitchen. Today I want to share THE one tip your kids can’t do without while cutting onions!
Onions are in most dishes we make for dinner. They have great taste which really adds to any savory dish. My kids think it is a lot of fun to cut onions and inspect all the layers. But crying while cutting is just no fun!
How can we help our kids enjoy being in the kitchen while they are concerned about burning eyes and uncomfortable smells?
THE one tip to teach kids while they cut onions is to breath out of your mouth while cutting onions. It works like a charm no matter how potent the onion. Breathing through your mouth bypasses the olfactory nerves, which can cause tears, and instead moved the onion gasses over your wet tongue.
This week I taught Samuel this trick. He is 4 and can follow directions very well. Avalyn (2) did not catch on to this trick as easily and chose to leave the onion cutting to her brother.
A couple cutting tools that would be helpful for your child while they are cutting onions are:
I hope by teaching your child this trick and using some fun and helpful kitchen tools they will be able to explore a new vegetable and be excited about helping you in the kitchen!
Welcome to the Party In the Kids’ Kitchen!
I’m excited to be co-hosting this awesome Linky Party on something that I think is so much fun – kids helping in the kitchen and kid friendly recipes! Jennifer of In The Kids’ Kitchen and Vanessa of Mama’s Happy Hive are our other co-hosts. This linky party is dedicated to bringing you resources for the foodie family who is looking for new ideas for meals, snacks, involving the kids in the kitchen, and more!
We love seeing toddlers in the kitchen! Here are three of our favorites from last week’s links. Don’t forget to check out my Montessori Table Basics mini post and share some of the great links from last week.
Baby Led Weaning Modified for Everyday from Cup of Tea
Food That Kids Will Love To Make and Eat from Natural Beach Living
No Bake Snowflake Cookies from Sunny Day Family
Please make sure to follow our wonderful Kids in the Kitchen Pinterest boards from each of the hosts.
This Linky Party starts every Thursday at noon EST and stays open until midnight EST on Sunday. You can look forward to finding: – Recipes – Healthy Substitutions – Kitchen and Pantry Ideas/Hacks – Kids in the Kitchen – Menu Plans – Cookbook Reviews – Food-inspired Play or Learning – Books about Food – Foodie Travel