she has wanted to help me in the kitchen...
since I am a very 'impatient' person,
I have always said no,
and kindly directed her towards her play kitchen....
During this time, I would always say,
"When you are 3, you can help me."
Lily is 3.
So, I am going to do a lesson on baking!
We are going to bake bread.
Last week we baked bread,
but I only let her pour the flour in and do a little kneading.
This time, she will bake the entire loaf herself!
I am also going to talk about the importance of eating healthy. I will give her different options of things she could eat and see if she can guess the healthy one.
If You Give a Moose A Muffin by Laure Numeroff
This Little Bunny Can Bake by Janet Stein
Who made this cake? by Nakagawa, Chihiro
The story of Cherry the pig by Yamada, Utako
Eight animals bake a cake byElya, Susan Middleton
Blue Bowl Down by C Millen- About Breadmaking
Froggy Bakes a Cake by Jonathan London
Cook-a-doodle-doo! by Stevens, Janet.
Books: Baking and Cooking with Kids
Baking with Kids by Linda Collister- Side Note: This is one of my favorite Cookbooks
Kids' baking : 60 delicious recipes for children to make by Lewis, Sara.
Bake it up! : desserts, breads, entire meals & more by
Baking Kids Love by Sur La Table and Cindy Mushet
Crafts and Activities:
Obviously we will be baking bread...here is the recipe I will be using. I have made this bread before and it is by far the easiest to work and be edible..
Amish White Bread-
Here is how it all went down for us....
Now for the "Mommy, I can do it....pictorial"
Family Fun has some recipes for you to make with your children too.
I REALLY want to get this book, they don't have it at my library, but I think I might purchase it from Amazon. It also contains poems and stories about baking bread with children.
Baking Bread with Children by Warren Lee Cohen
Here are some baking coloring pages from DLTK.
I would also like to do a baking sequence recipe game. This would be where I would cut out pictures of someone baking a cake, ie- mixing, baking, eating...etc. I would like her to put them in sequence order.
I also want to show Lily how to properly measure using liquid measuring cups and dry measuring cups. We will probably practice with water and flour.
six brown buns with the sugar on the top.
Along came ____ (name a child) with a penny to pay
she took one bun and he/she ran away."
(Next time around you'd sing it with five brown buns and name the next child.
Keep going until you are at none)
Pat a cake, pat a cake
bake me a cake as fast as you can
pat it and roll it and mark it with an L
and put it in the oven for Lily and me!
Of course we will eat our fresh oven baked bread!