I can’t say enough how amazing cooking with children is. Home schooling is better when it’s an experience. Not only does this combat all the senses but it targets several subjects in one.
Speaking of things they need to know how to do, my 14 year old nanny child had never used a tin opener until I taught her! I know some have ring pulls these days…I always think of apocalyptic movies when the people need to open cans!!
I once nannied three children after school while I was a teacher and the 11 year old and I were making pancakes. The father came home and was in shock that she was at the hob…I really believe it’s our job to show them how to do all this safely at any age…
Using a scales to measure the sugar helps them put their maths into practice.
This is where creativity may take over. I believe baking is as much an art as it is a science. The end product is their bit of creation which tastes so much more satisfying.
Glaze with egg! It’s like painting. Your really littlies can get involved!
Also, it’s a moment to reflect on the good and bad things. What went well? What could you improve on? Make it again a few months down the line.
More to books…
Books don’t have to be just for children. In baking, you’ll be supporting them. Any book is a reading opportunity.
Junior Bake off is also a great way to inspire your children to try and bake more. I love their resilience when something goes wrong. They can bake better than me!
What are your favourite recipes to do with your little ones?
Love Kat x