I am doing my best to teach my children to cook before they leave the nest. I have found that measuring everything out before the actual cooking or baking begins keeps everything in order, organized and makes it easier for them to follow. I purchased 12 - 4 cup stainless steel bowls (I think they were around $2 each). They are lite, dishwasher safe and stack easily in our cabinet. I have the children measure everything out before they start cooking or baking.
Following the directions is so simple for them when they have already measured out all the ingredients.