Kids Cook: How to Make Kid-Friendly Rainbow Grilled Cheese

Cash has always loved cooking. I bought him a little kids kitchen when he was 2 because he loves to cook so much. Now that he’s a little bit older, he loves pulling up a chair and helping me cook so I let him do all the age-appropriate tasks like whisking, cracking eggs, measuring, and decorating.

I love bonding over activities Cash is passionate about.

It makes my skin crawl when I hear parents talk about how they want their kids to follow in the parent’s footsteps. Like “I was a beauty queen, and I want my daughter to be better than I ever was.” Gross. I love letting Cash make decisions on his activities and I love seeing him grow into his own little self.

Our local community always sends out newsletters with city-sponsored classes. To be honest, before I had a toddler, that newsletter never got opened. But now that Cash is at that fun participating age, that newspaper is pure gold. I was flipping through the pages like a kid in a candy store. Most classes are about $10 a class and there’s anything from art to cooking to baseball to music. Such a great way to get the kids out of the house and doing something to stimulate their minds.

Cash is currently in a kids cooking class, specifically for 3-5 year olds.

Every week we go and make food that the kids can pretty much make by themselves. On this blog, I’m going to share how to make a rainbow grilled cheese sandwich.



What You’ll Need:

1 package of shredded white mozzarella cheese

primary color food dye

white bread

soft butter

wipes or wet paper towels (for messes)

waffle iron or skillet

small bowls (one for each color)



What To Do:

Step 1: Gather all your ingredients. With kids, you need to be prepped and ready to go. Try and let your kids do as much of the work but be there to guide them. This is SO much fun for them!

Step 2: Add cheese to each bowl and place a few drops of food coloring in each bowl. One for red, one for blue, one for green, etc. Let your kids mix the food coloring into the cheese so the cheese becomes what ever color you dropped in.



Step 3: Give your kids 2 pieces of bread along with the butter and a knife. Let them butter the outside of the bread and leave open faced with the butter side down.



Step 4: Tell your kids to put one color cheese in long vertical strips down the bread. Use one color at a time.



Step 5: Place the other slice of bread on top of the color cheese and get ready to cook it.

Step 6: Place the sandwich (that has butter on both outer sides) into the waffle iron or onto a skillet. Flip once and cook until cheese is melted and gooey.



Step 7: Cut diagonally and enjoy!!

Katelynn Ansari

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