New This Week - Kids in the Kitchen

New This Week - Kids in the Kitchen

Baking for Real - Baking for Fun

Baking is a fun AND educational activity parents can do with their kids! By letting them join in on the fun in the kitchen, you can create lasting and joyful memories while stimulating their imagination and creativity.

Baking Science: Baking teaches kids real world skills and we have the perfect baking kits to add to your homeschool curriculum.

  • Math. Following a recipe teaches kids about fractions and division (How much is 1/4 compared to 1/3?) and even geometry (What’s the difference between an 8” round pan and an 8”x8” square pan?)
  • Science. Baking is a science that relies on precise measurements. It also teaches kids about chemical and physical reactions.
  • Reading and Vocabulary. Following a recipe is a great way to improve reading comprehension by letting kids see immediate and tangible results from what they’ve just read.
  • Organizational Skills. Baking is a wonderful way to teach kids organizational skills such as separating and categorizing items.
  • Increased Focus. When baking, kids have to stay focused and attentive to each step of the recipe to ensure success.
  • First This, Then That.  Recipe following also helps young students learn to follow steps in sequence.

Tips on teaching kids how to bake.

  • Keep things simple. Nothing will make a kid want to quit more than feeling frustrated, so start off with an easy recipe.
  • Give them options, but let them choose what to make. Present them with a choice between two or three recipes and let them decide.
  • Assign roles. One kid might like to prep ingredients, while another likes to clean up.
  • Clean as you go. It helps keep things neat and organized, plus it teaches good habits.
  • But don’t stress about the mess. This may seem to contradict the previous tip, but it’s important to remember that kids are still kids. They’re gonna make a mess, so don’t stress. It’s part of the fun!

Feeling Overwhelmed?  Mom, Dad, ... You've Got This!

There are tons of great resources out there to help Parents at Home, focusing on Home School Sessions and Virtual Learning.

And with strange Covid Pandemic Conditions, Parents working from Home - Dad's are really getting involved too!  Thanks Dad!  We found great home schooling resources for you, too!

Need Inspiration?  Kid's Baking Sets:

We offer a huge selection of fun and imaginative kid’s baking sets from Handstand Kitchen. These premium quality bakeware sets are made for real kitchen use. They may look like toys, but these are honest-to-goodness cooking tools that will give kids the confidence to learn how to bake all kinds of cakes, cookies, and other delicious desserts!

It really is easy.  Here's a step by step how-to video that shows what we did with the Llama Cake Kit.  Grab the Supplies and Join Along!

Supplies Needed:

Kids in the Kitchen

  • Sprinkles Candy Eyeballs Spooky in Green and Yellow - Large Size
    Regular price
    $2.49
  • Sprinkles Candy Eyeballs Pack with Eyes in 3 Sizes
    Regular price
    $5.99
  • Cookie Kit, Build It Yourself Turkey Centerpiece Cookie DIY Kit
    Regular price
    $19.50
  • Kid's Bakeware Llama Love 3D Cake Pan for Children Ages 3 and Up
    Regular price
    $26.99
  • Kid's Bakeware Unicorn 3D Cake Pan for Children Ages 3 and Up
    Regular price
    $26.99
  • Kid's Bakeware Space Ship 3D Cake Pan for Children Ages 3 and Up
    Regular price
    $26.99
  • Kid's Bakeware Ice Cream Parlor 3D Cake Pan for Children Ages 3 and Up
    Regular price
    $26.99
  • Kid's Bakeware Llama Love Ultimate Party Set For Children Ages 3 and Up
    Regular price
    $32.99
  • Kid's Bakeware Rainbows and Unicorns Ultimate Party Set For Children Ages 3 and Up
    Regular price
    $32.99
  • Kid's Bakeware Out of This World Space Explorer Ultimate Party Set For Children Ages 3 and Up
    Regular price
    $32.99
  • Kid's Bakeware Under the Sea Mermaid Ultimate Party Set For Children Ages 3 and Up
    Regular price
    $32.99
  • Kid's Bakeware Dinosaur Ultimate Party Set For Children Ages 3 and Up
    Regular price
    $32.99