Cooking with kids is a great way to combine early literacy, math, and practical life skills all into one lesson. My son is 4 and we have made the choice to keep him home for learning. We sing, read, dance, and cook together. Call it homeschooling if you will, I call it parenting! It really doesn't matter what you call it, as long as you do it! And for the time being, we are happily cooking away together. Here is our latest kids in the kitchen recipe.
My friend gave us a jar of beet root powder, which inspired my 4 year old to ask for "pink" crispies. I thought it was a great idea and added in some peanut butter and craisins in too, for a little twist.