Kids Corner: kids cooking with Jamie Oliver

Kids Corner is the place to find fun activities to help fill the long days of lockdown.

Age Guide: preschool and primary school

Did you know Jamie Oliver has a series of videos where he and his kids teach cooking skills? They are a brilliant introduction to basic cooking skills, and seeing kids in the kitchen giving it a try is a great encouragement for your kids to get involved too. This casual five-minute video making pizzas is a perfect place to start.

More bits and pieces from our collection to encourage kids in the kitchen can be found here:

Lunch Lady

Australian Women's Weekly Food

Flatbreads and Pizza on the Grill

The Tickle Fingers Kids' Cookbook

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