One of my favorite features on the old Homeschool Share blog was Cook with Books. I am revamping things at Homeschool Share, but I wanted the Cook with Books posts to have a permanent home on Walking by the Way.
I love to cook, and I love books, so what could be more perfect? Cook with Books would be a fun, practical homeschool co-op class. It includes literature, cooking, and art. You get to read great books and kids get to have fun creating while cooking.
This class would be simple to structure: read a book then make the corresponding recipe together. If you have time leftover at the end of class, you could choose to read more stories that relate to the first story.
Here is a sample schedule for a Cook with Books Co-op Class. Click on the recipes to grab the pdf with photos and instructions.
- Week 1: Read Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley and make Cracker Snackers
- Week 2: Read Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion and make Dog Bone Pretzels
- Week 3: Read The Parrot Tico Tango by Anna Witte and make Fruit Trees
- Week 4: Read Five Little Monkeys by Eileen Christelow and make Monkey Bread
- Week 5: Read Mama Panya’s Pancakes and make Pancakes (recipe found in book)
- Week 6: Read Pete’s-a-Pizza by William Steig and make Biscuit Pizzas
- Week 7: Read Thundercake and make Thundercake (recipe found in the book)
- Week 8: Read The Three Little Pigs and make Straw Stacks
- Week 9: Read The Rainbow Book by Kate Ohrt and make Fruit Kabobs
- Week 10: Read Cook-a-Doodle Doo and make Strawberry Shortcake (recipe found in the book)
- Week 11: Read Stone Soup and make Stone Soup.
- Week 12: Read A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat by Emily Jenkins and make Blackberry Fool (recipe found in book)
Happy Reading and Happy Cooking!
Check out more homeschool co-op class ideas here.