We’re big fans of getting kids involved in the kitchen at an early age, and the festive season is no exception. Kids who help cook not only learn useful skills, they’re often more willing to try new foods. And while the pressure of Christmas planning may make you want to fly solo, following a few simple tips for including the kids in the kitchen can help make it a fun and memorable experience for everyone.

We’ve gathered nine simple festive recipes that are perfect for when you have a little helper or two, from cookies they can decorate, to simple dishes they’ll take pride in preparing.