My kids are still young. While we try to cook together we are still limited to what we can ask of them in terms of ability and focus in the kitchen. But there is no end to what we can PRETEND to do! My kids love to sip tea and make soup in the tub. To fish off the couch and BBQ it up on the back of a box, to bake cookies in the back of my seat in the car and to feed each other popcorn complete with imaginary tosses to the mouth. I often ask them what is in it, how long it will take to bake, how it tastes, remind them not to burn it, or ask them for seconds. Plus there is never a mess…. Yes!