Teachers, parents—this kids’ cookbook idea is a very fun memento or class project! It also works great for individual families. It’s perfect for preschoolers and young elementary students to capture the cuteness. It’s also great for older students who have awesome recipes to share! Try these free printable recipe pages for kids to document their favorite meals, sides, desserts, or snacks!
I designed these free printable recipe pages myself using graphic design software. I’ve included lined and unlined recipe card style pages. You can find cute themes like pizza, tacos, desserts, lemons, and more. Simply print out your favorite recipe cards for your kids or the entire class.
A free printable children’s cookbook is a great class activity even when half or all of the class is learning remotely. You can use this activity for preschoolers to create a special end-of-the-year gift for mom and dad. You can also make these together in virtual elementary school classrooms to bring the kids together for a classroom morale booster.
Make a Free Printable Children’s Cookbook
Educator notes: Distribute these PDF designs of kids’ recipe cards to each student who will participate. Ask the kids to include their favorite recipe in their own words.
Instructions for your child (with help if needed):
- Print out your favorite page from the PDF. (Parents should be able to go into printer settings and edit to “page 4” or etc. to just print the one page.) ** If you don’t have a printer, or it isn’t working, you can also design your own recipe card on paper!
- Add name of recipe and student’s name at the top.
- Glue student’s picture in the box next to the recipe title. (or draw a self-portrait!)
- Write your recipe! IN STUDENTS’ OWN WORDS & MEMORIES!!! Kids should write out their favorite recipe to share with the class. It can be any meal, entree, side, snack, appetizer, or dessert. These turn out the best when the kids do the steps 100% by themselves. It may come out “Turn oven on to 100 degrees” but let them – the recipes are even cuter when they’re fully grown and looking back. 🙂
- Draw a picture of the finished recipe in the box provided.
- Scan / photograph clearly + send to whomever is organizing the cookbook. JPG or PDF files are usually best. Or, if you aren’t doing a full class cookbook, keep for your own enjoyment!
- Organizer compiles all recipes into a single PDF document. You can have this printed for everyone if you wish, or simply send out the finished copy digitally.
Download our PDF here – Free Printable Recipe Pages for Kids!
As your child prepares his or her recipe, printable templates make it easy to share favorite foods with others. Feel free to download and share this free printable recipe pages document with your students and their classmates or friends. If you like this idea, please also consider sharing our link or pinning our post to help get the word out to others!