Cooking for Kids Lesson

The Class Handout for the Cooking for Kids English class.

by Nick Miller

The following is the class handout used in one of my cooking classes for children. It is mentioned in an Article which appeared in the April 1996 issue of the Language Teacher , a publication of the Japan Association of Language Teaching .

Cooking for KIDS

by Nick Miller


  • 9:30 Meeting and Talking
  • 9:40 Get food and things ready
  • 10:00 Make salad
  • 10:15 Make hamburgers
  • 10:45 Eat salad and hamburgers
  • 11:10 Make banana splits
  • 11:20 Eat banana splits
  • 11:30 Clean up


    You need these things: You need these foods:
    a knife 1 head of lettuce
    a cutting board 1 cucumber
    a large bowl 1 carrot
    some paper towels 1 tomato
    4 plates 1 package bean sprouts
    some salad dressing.
    1. Pull away all the bad leaves from the lettuce.
    2. Wash the lettuce and other vegetables. Wipe dry with paper towels.
    3. Cut everything into bite size pieces.
    4. Mix in a large bowl. Cover and set in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
    5. When ready to eat, put the bowl of salad, the plates and dressing on the table.

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    You need these things: You need these foods:
    a large bowl 350 grams of ground beef or pork
    measuring spoons 1/2 teaspoon salt
    a fry pan a shake of pepper
    a spatula 1 tablespoon butter, margarine or oil
    4 rolls or 8 pieces of bread.
    catsup, mustard and pickles

    1. Wash your hands.
    2. Mix the beef, salt and pepper with your hands.
    3. Make 4 patties from the meat. Make each one carefully.
    4. Heat the butter in the fry pan.
    5. CAREFULLY put the patties in the hot skillet. Turn with the spatula.
    6. Serve on buns or bread with catsup, mustard and pickles. Serve with the salad.

    Banana Splits

    You need these things: You need these foods:
    a cutting board 4 bananas
    a knife some chocolate syrup
    an ice cream scoop or a large spoon 4 cherries
    4 banana boats or bowls 2 types of ice cream
    4 spoons candy sprinkles

    1. Peel and cut the bananas in half, the long way.
    2. Place the two parts of the banana in a banana boat or large bowl.
    3. Place 3 small scoops of ice cream between the bananas, the 2 outside scoops the same flavor, and 1 on the middle different.
    4. Cover with some chocolate syrup and candy sprinkles.
    5. Top with a cherry. Eat it all!

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    (c)1996 by Nicholas Miller

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