Pop Quiz: Which famous chef are you?
a) Boyardee. The can opener is your best friend.
b) Bourdain. Why the f&%* not?
c) Swedish. It’s all about keeping little muppets entertained.
If you answered “c,” call Kids Cuisine Chicago. The biz hosts at-home parties for tots (ages 3 and up) teaching basic cooking skills while making treats. Create your own theme or go with a princess tea party (dainty sandwiches), sports fiesta (pigs in a blanket), or book-inspired bash (green eggs and ham).
Given the confidence to follow recipes and freedom to make a mess (cleanup’s taken care of), young cooks stir, chop, measure, and blend their way to a good time. The added bonus? Everyone leaves with their own chef’s hat.
Bork, bork, bork.
Kids Cuisine Chicago (773-350-4582 or kidscuisinechicago.com).
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites
What: Chicago Children’s Theatre presents Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s take on the author/illustrator’s beloved stories.
Why: Cool effects with black lights and florescent puppets.
When: Thurs.-May 2.
Where: The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., at McFetridge Dr. Tickets at 866-811-4111 or online at ovationtix.com.
Nature Pals Playgroup
What: Make new friends and do hands-on activities at this informal get-together of budding ecologists (ages 1-4) and their parents/caregivers.
Why: Birds of a feather flock together.
When: Wed., 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Where: The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., at Fullerton Pkwy. (773-755-5100).
Smarty Party Spring Break Camp
What: Crafts, board games, and storytelling keep little brains active when school’s out.
Why: Recess outside, of course.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 1846 W. Belmont Ave., b/t Honore St. & Wolcott Ave. Registration (required) at 773-687-0521.
Photo: Courtesy of Kids Cuisine Chicago