You may think of the mess and say no no i can't deal with the mess but pause and reflect on the benefits mama. Do you know that Cooking with kids is one of the most valuable family activities you can engage in together. Here's why:
Cooking time is bonding time. When you cook together, kids feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves. They feel responsible, because you are trusting them with an important family task. That, in turn, makes them behave more responsibly, and relieves you of the burden of preparing the family meal alone.
What's more, cooking allows kids to relax and share about what's going on in their lives. You're libel to learn a lot more about your thirteen year's old problems if you cook with her, than if you just asked, "What's wrong?" When kids can say, "I made it myself." They feel a sense of accomplishment. When people like what they cooked, they feel a sense of pride and achievement.
When kids cook a new food themselves, they are more likely to eat it -- or at least try it. They may not eat all of it. They may not eat any of it the first time you make it together. But over time, they will get comfortable with it, and eventually, they will try it.
Cooking teaches kids everything from fractions (is a 1/2 cup bigger than a 1/4 cup?) to temperatures (what makes boiling hotter than baking) to geometry (what is a 13 x 9 pan). We read to learn, and cooking is one of the best ways to show kids that reading offers tangible results.
Following step-by-step instructions to get to a finished result is an important reading skill, and using that skill to cook shows kids that reading has very practical benefits.
It may not happen overnight, but generally speaking, the more you cook with your kids, the more foods they'll be willing to try, and the more likely they are to come to enjoy fruits and vegetables.
Kids learn by experience. Cooking touches all of their senses, enabling them to remember what they've learned in a way unlike any other.
Still want to give it a try after reading this, Good decision and remember that's why it's called a challenge.
culled from an article by The spruce#30daymomchallenge