A surefire recipe for entertaining your kids—after school, during school breaks, vacations or “staycations”—is to bring them into the kitchen. Mastering cooking techniques can be more than entertainment; it can reinforce math skills such as counting, measuring and separating, as well as improve hand-eye coordination. We have safety guidelines and a list of age appropriate kitchen skills and tasks. When you have finished your baking project, download and print our free Baking Certificate!
There’s a new lesson plan for each week in February. Each lesson plan is designed to inspire home bakers while teaching fundamentals of cooking.
Week #1 – Let’s Get Started Baking – Bake Buttery Breakfast Biscuits and learn how leavening makes batters rise.
Week #2 – Baking For My Valentine– Bake up some Red Velvet Cupcakes, download and color a Valentine card.
Week #3 – History and Traditions – Corn bread, Johnnycake – history of corn and other names for corn.
Week #4 – Baking For Others – Muffins – done the way you like them! Sweet or savory muffins are delicious family fun treats to bake and share.
Thank you to Clabber Girl, a member of the Home Baking Association, for providing this amazing content for Bake for Family Fun Month.
In addition, check out the Home Baking Association resource Baking with Friends: Recipes, Tips and Fun Facts About Baking for Kids. The book is written by Charlene Patton, Sharon Davis, and edited by Nicholas Beatty.