BONDING OVER BAKING: Getting your kids in the kitchen is a great way to build your relationship
If you’re looking for an easy way to spend more time with your kids, look no further than your own kitchen. No fancy equipment or expensive memberships are required, just a few simple ingredients, a mixing bowl and a spoon.
Cookie baking with kids
Baking cookies with kids can take an ordinary afternoon and make it extraordinary. It is an opportunity to share time, create delicious results and build memories that will last a lifetime. Baking is also a great time to teach kids important life skills. You can talk about math and fractions when you measure your flour or sugar and food safety as you prepare and assemble your ingredients.
Cookie design contest
Grab your kids, and maybe a few of their friends and spend an afternoon decorating chocolate chip cookies. Set out bowls with different edible decorations like smarties, coloured sprinkles, marshmallows, coloured icings, gummy candies or chopped up candy bars . Encourage your kids to be imaginative and create their own cookie masterpieces. When you are finished decorating have a contest to see who has the winning design. But remember, everyone is a winner when it comes to cookie decorating because everyone wins the same delicious prize!