Pick up as many potatoes as you have crayons
Or, you can ask a grown-up to do it because peeling can be a little boring and very hard. While a grown-up is peeling the potatoes, you can draw a picture with the crayons. Maybe you’ll draw a picture of the bored grown-up peeling potatoes. It will be a masterpiece!
Boiling the potatoes will take around 15 minutes
During that time you can pretend you are not allowed to touch the floor. Imagine the floor is made of hot mashed potatoes! Get up on a chair or a table (something not near the boiling water!) and try not to touch the floor. For the rest of the potato cooking time, work on building a path made from different things from around the house and jump, jump, jump!
Pling! Has it been 15 minutes already?
The floor is now safe and the potatoes are ready. You can get back to cooking. After the grown-up pours the boiling water in the sink, you can add the milk and the butter to the pot. Here comes the fun part. You get to mash the potatoes. All of them! Make sure you switch arms if you get tired.
Once you’ve finished mashing and mashing and mashing, stir the potatoes and eat!