1. Sparks Imagination
    Those delicious cupcakes you’re about to eat? They started as a collection of ingredients ranging from powdery to mushy to wet and everything in between. It’s a bizarre concept that when you put these seemingly gross ingredients together they turn into something beautiful and delicious. Cooking teaches kids to use their imagination and picture what the end result can and should be, rather than focusing only on what is in front of them. Plus, as you plate your dishes or decorate your dessert kids have an opportunity to be creative and artistic with their actions.