Kids love baking up a storm in the kitchen, and it’s also a great way to have fun and share quality time together! Baking is a perfect activity for during the school holidays, a rainy day or a birthday celebration. Not only is it great fun but by baking with your children you can encourage them to use their minds and curiosity, for example:
It’s also important to make the baking activities age-appropriate. For a preschooler, start them off with stirring, decorating and pouring – and of course licking the spoon! Young primary-age children can learn by cutting out biscuit shapes and rolling out icing, while slightly older kids can get stuck in measuring ingredients, using electric beaters and getting to grips with simple baking techniques like creaming, whisking etc. From a safety point of view, always be careful to use oven gloves, ensure the stove is turned off when not in use and supervise older children using sharp objects.
Above all, baking is fun! We’re excited to help you on your way to Even Better Baking with your children, so explore these recipe pages and enjoy!