They Won’t Be Bored This Summer: Kids Cooking Made Easy + Giveaway!

Scroll down to the end of the post for instructions on entering a giveaway for a free copy of Kids Cooking Made Easy!

This summer, keep your kids busy in an educational and fun way: introduce them to the kitchen!

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My mother always said that hungry children are cranky children. Bored, hungry, cranky…these are the less exciting aspects of having children on vacation for three months. But we have a solution: introduce the kids to the joys of cooking with Kids Cooking Made Easy!

There’s a great educational aspect to cooking and following a recipe. As explained by the authors, Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek. “Kids Cooking Made Easy is a picky eater solution,” says Victoria Dwek. “Kids either become more open-minded when they see how something is prepared, or they learn to prepare their own favorites.” Aside from kitchen skills, learning to cook has hidden educational benefits. As Leah Schapira points out, “Children learn about math and fractions when following a recipe.” They also learn to read and follow instructions – all while having a good time!

Chock full of exciting summer recipes such as Teriyaki Beef Sticks, Peach and Mango Salad and Creamsicle Sorbet and fun crafts and edible activities such as Edible Sand Art and Homemade Button Candy, this book will be a delight for your children and a lifesaver (or at least sanity saver!) for you.

Click here to purchase Kids Cooking Made Easy.

Here’s a sample recipe for you and your kids to enjoy. Make sure to scroll past the recipe for a chance to win a copy of Kids Cooking Made Easy!

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To enter the giveaway for a copy of Kids Cooking Made Easy:

Comment on this post telling us: What is the first dish you remember cooking? 

**Giveaway ends on Friday, July 11th at 11:00 am eastern time. Winner will receive one copy of Kids Cooking Made Easy. Prize can be shipped within the USA. Winner will be notified via email. Valid email address must be provided to claim prize. Limit one entry per person. 

Free Download: Stories My Grandfather Told Me

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See also: 10 Great Products to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

10 Great Products to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

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If school just ended for the year, and you’re already dealing with the cries of “mommy! I’m bored!” don’t worry. We’re here to help. During the summer months while your children are not learning in school every day. keep them busy and keep them learning at the same time with ArtScroll’s fabulous children’s books and our full line of products for kids of every age. Here’s a sampling of our favorite options!

1) Kids Cooking Made Easy: filled with delicious and kid-friendly recipes, fun craft ideas, and as many cooking tips as your kids might need, this hot new cookbook will keep your kids in the kitchen and out of your hair!

2) Kosher by Design Kids in the KitchenThis classic best-selling cookbook from celebrity kosher chef Susie Fishbein is chock full of fun recipes that your kids will love to cook – and eat.! After all, we all know that bored kids quickly turn into hungry kids!

3) Imagine If…This latest children’s book from ArtScroll has been getting rave reviews – from the children “This book is so funny!  I love it!” to the parents, “I think I enjoyed reading it even more than my kids!” everyone is loving the fun rhymes and adorable illustrations.

4) Crafting JewishWhat better way to keep your children from kvetching about how bored they are than a book full of craft ideas and inspiration, specifically for the Jewish calendar? Watch out though – you might find yourself joining in!

5) Match the Mitzvah Memory GameCombine a classic favorite matching game with Jewish themes and lessons, and you’ve got the perfect game to keep your kids busy this summer. Bonus – it’s small and easy to pack, so bring it on your family vacation and pull it out when you need a few quiet moments.

6) Search For the StonesAward-winning children’s book author Shmuel Blitz recommends this story for an exciting and enjoyable read – for the kids or the grownups! Over 20 other books by Shmuel Blitz will ensure that your kids have plenty of entertaining and educational reading material this summer.

7) Alef Bais Cookie Cutter SetTurn your cookie baking adventures into a learning experience by having your kids form words out of cookies. Then they can literally “eat their words!” This set is great to have around for birthdays, upsherins, bar mitzvahs and other simchahs as well!

8) Brachot Blastoff Computer GameIf your kids are going to take some downtime at the computer after a day in the sun, make sure they learn something while they are there. This game teaches children about the proper brachos for foods. We have some other great Jewish software on our site as well, so make sure to browse the whole selection.

9) Touched by a Story for ChildrenLove the touching stories of Rabbi Yechiel Spero? Your kids will enjoy them too, with this Touched by a Story for Children series. Written especially for them, and featuring wonderful illustrations, this is a book that will captivate and entertain – all while teaching important lessons.

10) Middos Series These classics will give you a taste of nostalgia as you read your kids the same books you grew up on! With best-selling favorites such as Eli and His Little White Lie or Arrogant Ari Learns a Lesson, you can teach your kids good middos and keep them entertained, all at the same time!

Click here to browse all children’s books from ArtScroll.