It’s no secret that I am a crazy huge fan of getting kids in the kitchen.
Let’s let ’em read and gather ingredients.
Let’s let ’em understand and follow steps.
Let’s let’ ’em measure flour, crack eggs, and drizzle icing on the cookies they put on cooling racks.
The kitchen is a classroom right there in the center of so many of our homes. It’s the hub. The happy place. The command station.
So what better way of kicking off this exciting and joyous, sweet-filled season than by bringing our kids into the kitchen for some serious holiday baking?
The holiday baking with kids eBook is here to save the day. You can grab it for $10.00 which is quite a steal for a book you can use online and in hard copy.
Here’s the skinny. . .
Really. It’s pretty cool.
- 15 kid-friendly recipes. Fifteen. Many never before shared on teachmama.com.
- Favorites. Like Kiss Cookies and Chocolate Chip and Sugar Cookies. And Iced Pumpkin Spice Cookies and Death by Chocolate and Lemon Squares. And? Our Christmas Morning Ugly Breakfast recipe.
- Made kid-friendly with large, clear font. Created with attention to what early readers need as they learn and expand their reading skills, the font is large so kids can read it even the recipe book is on the counter and they are standing on a stool.
- Layout that works. Kid-tested for the last five years, this layout really works.
Recipe step-by-step instructions are large and are accompanied by a relevant photo to clarify instructions. Kids can check off ingredients as they gather them, and if the paper is in a plastic sheet protector, a crayon or dry erase marker will easily wipe clean when finished. Photos for every ingredient and recipe step.
- Consistent format. Actions are in bold. Ingredients are underlined. Photos for almost everything. The format is consistent. Kids especially thrive on consistency.
- Printable. Giftable. Easy to throw in a 3-ring binder, tuck each page into clear sheet protectors, tie up with a pretty ribbon, and hand to your sister-in-law along with a few cute kid aprons and baking supplies, just in time for Christmas.
See? I’m looking out for you. We’re in this together. I got your back. Always.
Sure, it’s hard when kids are involved sometimes because the mess may be bigger, or we may be crunched for time, or we may just want to enjoy some peace while kids are watching tv and we can prepare dinner, but as parents, we must jump on these prime opportunities for learning and fun with our kids.
Ready? Let’s do it.
My friends, the Holiday Baking with Kids eBook is a sweet $8.50. You can print it as many times as you need, so really, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
HUGE and happy thanks to my awesome mama for always inviting us into the kitchen with her when we were little. I would never be so welcoming into my own kitchen if I hadn’t learned from her as an excellent example. Big *hugs!* to you, Mom! Love you!
What about you? How do you feel about kids in the kitchen? Is there a favorite recipe I need to add to the next one? Let me know!