Master Of Cooking Terms

CONCEPT: Food Experiences



Participants practice a variety of basic cooking activities and complete a worksheet about cooking terminology.



After completing this activity, children will be able to:

  • state and demonstrate simple cooking terminology (weigh, measure, stir, mix, beat, add, bake)



Briefly discuss and demonstrate what each cooking term means:

  • Weigh
  • Measure
  • Stir
  • Mix
  • Beat
  • Add
  • Bake

Let's Practice!
Divide the children into two groups. Each group will have all the right tools and ingredients needed to demonstrate each procedure. One instructor will be with each group as they perform the procedures and will mark if they did it correctly or not.

Provide the children with a list of tasks to perform, such as:

  1. Weigh 50 grams of flour
  2. Measure 1 cup of water
  3. Stir the flour and water together
  4. Mix the flour and water
  5. Beat the flour and water
  6. Add 1/2 cup water to the mixture
  7. Bake the mixture

The team with the most correct answers wins.

Activity Sheet
Distribute the worksheet to each child. Allow time for them to complete it individually. Discuss the answers together.



  • Scales
  • Measuring cups
  • Spoons
  • Bowls
  • Water
  • Flour
  • acrobat reader logo Worksheet
  • Pencils



Involve your child in preparing food and explain cooking terms as you work.



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