Mini Foodie

Get the little ones excited about cooking with these kid-approved kitchen accessories.

 Gift Ideas for the Mini Foodie

1. Food Fighters

Because who can resist tiny ninja-shaped cookies with chomps taken out?

Fred & Friends Ninja Cookie Cutter Set $11. Available at Amazon.ca.

2. Bug’s Life

Chances are the kids are more likely to drink their eight ounces when they’ve got loads of bug-shaped ice cubes in it.

Fred Chillipedes Ice Tray. $8. Available at IQ Living.

3. Frozen Treats

For the busy family that’s always in a rush to get out the door, this shaker is great for making milkshakes, smoothies and slushies tout de suite.

Zoku Slush and Shake Maker. $25. Available at Williams-Sonoma.

4. Fun Size

Even if the kitchen doesn’t fare so well, at least the children will be clean…ish.

Kid Nutcracker Apron. $25. Available at Williams-Sonoma.

5. Slicing Star

Designed especially for kids in the double digits (age 9+), having their own knife is a great lesson in responsibility.

Kai My First Knife. $50. Available at Williams-Sonoma.

6. I Made It

A great keepsake that encourages kids to start building and collecting their favourite recipes.

Our Family Recipe Box. $52. Available at Pottery Barn Kids.

7. The Art of Eating

An adorable-yet-educational way to merge food and art, this History of Art placemat introduces the Masters in a kid-friendly way.

History of Art Placemat. US $9. Available at MoMA Store.

8. Green Eggs

Be a breakfast hero thanks to this whimsical egg and toast shaper.

Hole-in-a-Toad Bread Cutter. $6. Available at IQ Living.

9. Peel Appeal

Peeling fruits and veggies gets the novice chef involved in dinner prep and, cross our fingers, more likely to eat them.

Boston Warehouse Animal House Monkey Peeler. $14. Available at Amazon.ca.

10. Building Memories

Crank up the holiday playlist and get ready to spend a Saturday afternoon building, and of course decorating, a gingerbread house.

Gingerbread House kit. $35. Available at Sweet Flour.