Once your children are old enough, there's no reason they shouldn't help out in the kitchen. Gather together some kid-friendly cooking tools for kids to get them motivated. We like the fun shape of this Rocket Spatula. Your kids can help you scoop up just-baked cookies in no time.
It's on sale for $5.99.
Chances are a classic PB&J is a favorite in your household. This peanut butter and jelly spreader is double-ended and won't result in any unwanted jelly in the peanut butter jar. It's available for $8 here.
Probably the most useful tool for any chef? Tongs. This pair of kids' tongs are are made of plastic with silicone tips. Comes in orange/green or green-yellow for $12.95.