10 best recipes for kids aged 3-6 years old

Our easy recipes for 3-6-year-olds include homemade sausage rolls, banana muffins, and funny face pizza...

Mary Berry iced fairy cakes recipe
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Looking for easy recipes for cooking with kids aged 3-6 years? We've got loads of lovely recipes for getting a bit messy in the kitchen and having fun cooking up a feast.

As part of our cooking with kids guide (opens in new tab), we've rounded up our 10 best recipes for 3-6-year-olds which include homemade sausage rolls, banana muffins, and funny face pizzas.

Cooking is a great activity for the school holidays and a way to spend time with your child. It's the perfect excuse to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty together. From chocolate chip cookies to soft brown rolls, teach your kids a new skill today. 

How to make sausage rolls

How to make sausage rolls

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Sausage rolls anyone? With our step-by-step recipe you'll have these kids' favourites made in no time. Make sure they wash their hands after touching the dough and raw meat - it's a good opportunity to start to explain to them to dangers of food poisoning.

Tasks for the kids

Get the recipe: How to make sausage rolls (opens in new tab)

Jam tarts

Jam tarts

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The kids can do so much with this recipe. From sifting the flour to spooning the jam, your little ones are going to feel very proud of the end result - especially when they get to sample them too.

Tasks for the kids

Get the recipe: Jam tarts (opens in new tab)

Banana muffins

Banana muffins

If you and the kids love bananas this recipe is going to be right up your street - there's plenty of mixing and mashing to keep your little ones occupied.

Tasks for the kids

Get the recipe: Banana muffins (opens in new tab)

Funny face pizza

Funny face pizza

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These funny face pizzas are a great way to get the kids working together to make their own dinner - especially when they've got their friends round after school. Just get all the veggies chopped and then you're ready to go.

Tasks for the kids

  • Making the dough
  • Kneading and rolling out the dough
  • Spreading the tomato sauce and sprinkling on the cheese
  • Topping with a mixed of pre-chopped veggies

Get the recipe: Funny face pizza (opens in new tab)

Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes

Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes

Get creative with these iced fairy cakes and soon your kids can be baking pros just like Mary Berry. You can take charge of the baking and they can take charge of the making - simple.

Tasks for the kids

Get the recipe: Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes (opens in new tab)

Annabel Karmel's chicken Caesar salad

Annabel Karmel's chicken Caesar salad

This chicken salad is not only really easy to make, it's also a great way to encourage your kids to eat healthily too. Your kids can do all the hard work and all you have to do is be in charge of the oven.

Tasks for the kids

Get the recipe: Annabel Karmel's chicken Caesar salad (opens in new tab)

Cheesy scrambled eggs with bacon

Cheesey scrambled eggs with bacon

Get the kids involved with scrambling eggs for an eggs and bacon feast

Tasks for the kids

  • Cracking the eggs over a bowl
  • Beating the eggs with a fork
  • Spreading butter on the bread with a plastic butter knife or spoon
  • Topping with eggs and sandwich fillers to make faces

Get the recipe: Cheesy scrambled eggs with bacon (opens in new tab)

Chocolate chip cookies

Cooking with kids aged 3-6 years

Kids just love chocolate chip cookies, so get them to make their own instead of munching on shop-bought ones. Oozing with melting chocolate and a gooey cookie dough - you'll enjoy making these as much as the kids will.

Tasks for the kids

  • Beating the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon
  • Mixing the rest of the ingredients together
  • Rolling the cookie mixture into balls
  • Popping each cookie ball onto a greaseproof baking tray

Get the recipe: Chocolate chip cookies (opens in new tab)

Phil Vickery's caramel swirl chocolate brownies

Phil Vickery's caramel swirl chocolate brownies

The kids are going to love making these gooey chocolate brownies - with a wooden spoon in hand they can mix and mix until their hearts' content. (Remove any nuts from brownie recipes if cooking for smaller kids).

Tasks for the kids

Get the recipe: Phil Vickery's caramel swirl chocolate brownies (opens in new tab)

How to make soft brown rolls

How to make soft brown rolls

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Begin to expand your kids' cookery skills by teaching them how to make these soft brown rolls. Our simple step-by-step picture recipe will make it even easier for them.

Tasks for the kids

Get the recipe: How to make soft brown rolls

Where to next?- More recipes to cook with the kids (opens in new tab)

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