In the basket, we were able to include:
- "My Recipe Book" Binder: I collected a recipe from every student in the class and put it in a small binder with category dividers and extra recipe sheets.
- Bound copies of Fishmama's Guide to Cooking with Kids and Pretty. Cool. Cakes (thanks Jessica for the donation!)
- An adjustable AND reversible child-size apron. I made this little baby myself. I'm not the world's best seamstress, but this apron was a cinch to do and turned out adorable. It has alphabet fabric on one side and chartreuse green on the other.
- Cook It In A Cup: Quick Meals and Treats Kids Can Cook in Silicone Cups with 6 silicone cups
- Cooking utensils including a Fiesta Head Chefs Whisk. I LOVE the Head Chefs. They are a bit pricey ($10 per utensil), but they are hilarious! It was a splurge item for the basket but I couldn't resist it's cute little bendable arms & legs and suction cup feet.
- Polder Upscale Chicken Kitchen Timer
- A "Love" Shaker: This is just a little salt shaker that I adorned with stickers that spelled LOVE. Parents and kids can use it to shake a little of the special ingredient "love" into their recipes.
- Menu Planning Notepad & Recipe Cards
- Cookie Cutters
- Serving Tray (used instead of a basket)
- And not visible in the photo were measuring cups & spoons, individual pizza pans, kitchen towel, mini rolling pin
Although it took some time out of my schedule, it was pretty fun to do and I was pleased with the results. Since I had some extra fabric, I was able to make an apron for Ella as well. She was quite thrilled with it. An apron with some cooking-themed items like those listed above would make a great gift for any "little chef".