When it rains…

Take a break from puddle jumping and mud pies to enjoy fun stuff for kids and for the young at heart.

1. JUNIOR APRON

Use natural dyes to tie-dye mini white aprons found at LeRoux. Your little chef will have fun making and wearing it. $14.99

2. KID O CUTTING FRUIT

Food makes fractions more fun. Find this at The Toy Box in VH. $25.95

3. CHOP CHOP MAGAZINE
A cooking magazine for families with kid-friendly recipes, articles, puzzles and more. Visit: chopchopmag.org.

4. RATATOUILLE (2007)
Dinner & a movie! Watch this Disney-Pixar movie and follow Remy the French Rat’s journey to becoming a chef. Turn to page 15 for eV’s Ratatouille recipe. Check local libraries.

5. MINI KITCHEN TOOLS
Child’s first cutting board, knife and whisk by Joyce Chen. Functional, adorable and safe. Available at LeRoux.

6. PUZZLES
Find them at Mardell’s in VH, Granite Ace Hardware in Edgartown and Island thrift stores.

7. PIRATE SHIP CAKE PAN
This heavy cast aluminum pirate pan is perfect for breads, molded desserts and cakes. The end result is so much fun, you’ll have to fend off the scallywags who will try and devour your booty. Yarr! $32.

Jar Opener

from: The Things We Love

Sybil’s thrift shop find comes in handy when that jam jar just won’t open.

Jar Opener

Juicer

from: The Things We Love

Carrie’s kitchen tool for a fresh-juiced start to the morning.

Juicer

Frosting Knife

from: The Things We Love

Elizabeth’s favorite gadget to achieve a professional looking dessert.

Frosting Knife

Peace Peeler

from: The Things We Love

Ali’s kitchen favorite for spreading the peace and love.

Peace Peeler

Whale Peeler

from: The Things We Love

Sydney’s reminded of the fish in the sea when peeling potatoes, carrots or zucchini.

Whale Peeler

Wooden Spoon

from: The Things We Love

Mollie’s favorite is a classic staple for any kitchen.

Wooden Spoon

Potato Masher

from: The Things We Love

Cecil’s favorite for homemade, hand-mashed potatoes.

Potato Masher

Timer

from: The Things We Love

Sam’s helpful reminder when cooking many dishes at once.

Timer

Asparagus Peeler

from: The Things We Love

Ali’s kitchen helper, used to peel away the tough outer layer of the spears.

Asparagus Peeler