Cooking with your junior chef is a great family activity. It builds confidence in the kitchen, promotes healthy snacking, and even teaches a little measuring, math and patience (one of the hardest skills for those kids to master).
Start with some basic recipes, think s'mores or fruit kebabs, that will be fun and then build up to some more complicated fare like grilled cheese pizza and yogurt bread. Delicious for young and old and a set of skills that will truly last a lifetime.
You never know, you might just catch a break in the kitchen!