I used to be a home economics teacher before having kids. One of the subjects I taught in our foods class was food safety and kitchen sanitation. Safety and sanitation may not be the most exciting subject to teach to kids, but I have a few fun ideas to help kids learn the basics about keeping a kitchen safe and clean.
First, I wrote a little 6-page mini booklet to teach kids about the basics of sanitation in the kitchen. I am offering this as a subscriber freebie today! When you sign up for my email list an confirm your subscription, you will be directed to the page where it can be downloaded.
I have also found a couple of fun online resources that you can use to teach your kids more about it.
Food Safe Families toolkit from USDA- free downloadable materials to teach kids about food safety
Scrub Club- a website for kids with videos, games, and other activities to teach sanitation and cleanliness. There is also a teacher/parent section.
Fight Bac This website has movies, activities, lessons and all kinds of fun stuff for all grades.
Nourish Interactive Website- This site is focused on nutrition for kids, but they have a section on food safety and hand washing to teach kids sanitation.
Home Food Safety has a download for kids on food safety.
Food Hygiene movie from YouTube:
BACFighter has several videos on food safety
This one is on Food Poisoning