Summertime is here and so begins barbecue season! Kids love helping out in the kitchen so why not get them involved in organising this season's first backyard barbecue for your family and friends. This set of printables will provide your kids with ideas and tools to plan a backyard barbecue event from start to end!

Let's get the kids all fired up for the best barbecue in town!

Printable & Activity Objectives

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Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colouring pencils.

In this activity, your child will learn how to plan and prepare the food and drinks for a family backyard barbecue.

It will help your child or student:

  • Exercise their culinary imagination by (1) identifying and mixing different ingredients and spices to create their own signature dry rubs and (2) creating their own dessert and summer cold beverages.
  • Improve their task management skills i.e. identifying, prioritising and tracking of tasks and setting goals to prepare for the barbecue (shopping for groceries, sending out invites, preparing recipes and marinating meats)

Let's get grilling!


How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

IMPORTANT: Kids should never handle sharp kitchen tools and live fire barbecue pits without the supervision of adults.

  • Research and find out more about the rich and culturally diverse history of barbecue. Here's a video about the modern history of (American) barbecuing.

Here's two videos of kids trying out different types of barbecued meats/dishes from different cultures and countries.

  • Some additional videos and links to make your activity better:

Here's a very interesting video of a chef recreating dishes using ancient Korean and Caribbean barbecue recipes.


What's in the Printable Pack

This printable pack consists of 5 printable sheets to plan and prepare for your backyard barbecue.

  • 1 barbecue dry rub recipe sheet
  • 1 side dishes planning sheet
  • 1 summer punch or cold beverage planning sheet
  • 1 dessert planning and design sheet
  • 1 invitation cards sheet

Let's get grillin' and chillin'.

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