Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook (a.k.a. Kindergarten Cooks)

Rated 4.9 out of 5, based on 21 reviews
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Nellie Edge Kindergarten
Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd, Homeschool
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169 pages
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Kids in the Kitchen (a.k.a Kindergarten Cooks) is fully illustrated so children can "read" their easy-to-follow recipes. Great for life skills practice!

"Students loved getting it as of end of year gift so they could cook at home like we did at school." -Monique R.

This was the FIRST fully illustrated kids' cookbook ever published— over 150,000 copies sold. Now another generation of teachers, children, and families can enjoy this bestselling cookbook as a digital download!

“I sent this home with parents during distance learning! It was so much fun! Families loved it!” Megan E.

You get 108 great kid recipes! (See complete preview) Here are just a few favorite recipes:

  • Chewy Yum Yums
  • African Slush Punch
  • Soft Pretzels
  • Stone Soup
  • Individual Pizzas
  • Gingerbread People
  • Cooked Play Dough (black and white and colored version)
  • Fruit Salad
  • Carrot Carts

“These are great! They are a perfect way for building kitchen skills with my life skills students.” Marjorie H.

What a delicious way to learn!

Young children love to cook:

  • Reinforce reading and math skills in a most delicious way!
  • Build children’s vocabulary as they talk about fruits, vegetables, grains and cooking procedures such as grating, dissolving, baking, etc.
  • Teach counting, measuring, and learning about fractions in a very meaningful way.
  • Children take great pride in completing a cooking project and sharing.

I wrote this book while teaching Kindergarten in Neah Bay, Washington on the Makah Indian Reservation. Award-winning artist Pierr Morgan captured many Northwest Indian motifs in the detailed and charming line drawings.


We use FedEx for their binding services. You can submit your request two ways. One is more expensive and less work; the other requires more of your time and resources but is less expensive.

Option 1 (the cheapest way): Print the product yourself and have it bound:

  • You may be able to wait at FedEx while they bind the book.

1. On your own printer, print the first page on yellow cardstock paper.

Use 24# paper for the rest of the pages (some teachers use 32#)

2. Use these choices on your Print screen:

a. Click: Print in grayscale (black and white)

b. Double-sided (if this is an option)

c. Pages to Print: All

d. Orientation: Portrait

3. THEN TAKE THE PRINTED PAGES to your local FedEx Print Center and request (our recommendation):

a. Coil bound (or comb) on long edge

b. Clear front cover

c. Black vinyl back cover

Option 2: Email your PDF file as a link to a local FedEx Print Center for them to print:

1. This will cost about $30.00.

2. Search online for your local FedEx Print Center (not just shipping center); call and request their email address.

3. If you don’t have it, download Adobe Reader DC and keep the box checked for “Install the Acrobat Reader Chrome Extension.”

4. Follow the directions to connect your Google (or Facebook or Apple) account.

5. Open your downloaded product file in Adobe Reader DC and make sure you’re signed into Adobe.

6. Click on “Share” in the top right corner.

7. In the pop-up box, click “Get Link” and “Create Link.”

8. When it appears, click “Copy Link,” and it will be on your clipboard.

9. Compose an email to your local FedEx Print Center and paste the file link into the body of the email.

10. Paste these instructions below:

a. Print pages full size portrait

b. Print back-to-back (except cover)

c. Print the first page as the cover on canary yellow paper

d. Include the first page (cover) as part of the book

e. Coil bound (or comb) on long edge

f. Clear front cover

g. Black vinyl cover

NOTE: FedEx will most likely contact you before they execute your job.

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