Baking With your Kids

Want to spend more time with your kids? Can’t think of any new ideas that both kids and adults can enjoy? Why not try baking with kids? Kids are quick learners and are easily bored with repetitive activities you can introduce a new activity by baking cookies and cakes with them. You can let the kids experience how the oven works, how cookies are made and how kids are decorated. The kids can be your little assistants for the day and can help out with the measuring, decorating and especially the tasting of the baked goodies. You will not only be spending precious time with them but you can also teach them a few lessons.

When baking with kids, you can practice their reading ability by asking them to read from the recipes. They can tell you what the next step is and what ingredient to put in. You can teach the kids about math by teaching them about the measurements and conversions of the ingredients.

Kids baking will come with some risks so you have to remember to keep them safe and away from harm. You should always control the oven and keep the kids away from it. Explain to the kids how it works but also explain its dangers. When putting items in and taking items out of the oven you should use mitts in order to set a good example and to keep safe. Keep the knives away from the kids too. Always remember to put safety first. You should also remember to keep the kitchen clean at all times. You can teach the kids to wash their hands as often as possible and show them the proper way to do so.

Let the kids’ imagination soar by letting them create their own decorations for cupcakes and cakes. You can bring out their artistic side and encourage them to be as creative as possible. Provide the kids with materials they can use to decorate the cakes and show them examples to provide inspiration. You’ll probably be happily surprised with the decorations they come up with.

Baking with kids may teach them a lesson or two and will also create lasting memories and might even start a tradition. It is always important to spend quality time with the kids and baking with them is a fantastic idea. Remember to have fun and encourage them while baking. Having a blast is the main point of this activity.