4-H Cooking Activities

Explore fun, diverse cooking activities for kids.

4-H Cooking Activities

4-H is committed to providing fun, hands-on activities that will inspire your child to continue doing and learning all year long. That’s why we’re sharing three educational activities that combine cooking, food diversity, and food science to show kids that healthy living can be fun, creative, and tasty. Try one or all three activities below to get started.

Start with the 4-H Pledge

I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
My heart to greater loyalty,
My hands to larger service,
and my health to better living, 
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

4-H youth cooking a healthy meal
4-H youth cooking
4-H youth make healthy meals at home

Shop 4-H Curriculum and Products

Shop4-H.org offers university-backed curriculum, educational kits, products and supplies to expand your knowledge of cooking, food, and nutrition.

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4-H Clover Cookie Cutter

The only thing better than cookies? Clover-shaped, 4-H-made cookies. Bring 4-H into your kitchen with this metal 4-H cookie cutter. This cutter makes for an excellent cooking competition or food demonstration prize.

$1.25

4-H Cooking 101 Curriculum from Shop 4-H

4-H Cooking 101

Grades: 6-12

 

Learn how to avoid spreading germs while cooking, measure and mix ingredients, test baked goods for doneness, brown meat, and set the table for a family meal. The curriculum comes as loose-leaf paper to make it easier for youth to pull out recipes.

$10.05

4-H clover aprons from Shop 4-H

4-H Clover Apron

All good cooks need an apron when they are whisking around the kitchen! Cook in style while showing your 4-H pride!

Available in green or white.

$16.99

iCook digital cooking curriculum from Shop 4-H

iCook: Cooking, Eating & Playing Together

Grades: 4-6

 

Developed by professionals at American land-grant universities, this digital program includes eight 2-hour sessions of instruction to help you learn the ins and outs of cooking and nutrition. 

$21.00

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Fresh Chefs Cooking Essentials Bundle

Get cooking with the Fresh Chefs Cooking Essentials Bundle. This kit helps your aspiring chef learn their way around the kitchen, with tools designed especially for them. This set includes a spatula, measuring cup set, and 2 Flex-it cutting boards.

$15.99

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Fantastic Foods: Six Easy Bites

Grades: 3-12

 

This food activity guide helps 4-Hers learn about different food ingredients, food characteristics, and food safety issues. 

$8.95

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