Whenever I am looking for family friendly ideas, crafts or great articles, I always end up at the same site... www.familyfun.go.com. I highly recommend it.
One of my favourite articles is about teaching a child how to cook. One article, 6 short pages covering all age levels and how to get started. Safety tips, sample recipes and an outline of skills to learn for every age... it is simple, quick to read and smart. Find it here -> . Teaching Kids to Cook.