Cooking and time spent in the kitchen should be fun for kids. Provide kids with age appropriate tools and adequate space to work in. Set up the kitchen with tables and chairs which are the right height for kids to safely work. Tools used by kids should be age and skill appropriate. A parent should always be present when kids are in the kitchen. Teach kids the importance of HOT and what items can be hot to the touch. Show kids how to wash their hands and when hands should be washed.