I’ve discovered that my two grandsons love baking. Ethan (E1) is 7 years old and Elliot (E2) is 3. Children have a wonderful gift of helping you to Live in the Moment, don’t they?
During the last school holidays and a recent sleepover with them, we made some beautiful memories baking together. So I thought I would share some tips for you to enjoy creating memories with your own children or grandchildren.
My tips for baking & creating memories with grandchildren
- Health & safety is obvious especially if standing on stools to reach the bench or using electric mixers are involved.
- Be prepared to make a mess and enjoy it! I was prepared for this and made sure I covered the dining table where they could work with a large towel.
- Be prepared to divide the ingredients by the number of bakers. For example: Divide the flour so they both can add it to the bowl. If the recipe calls for two eggs, this means giving each ‘baker’ an egg to crack and add to the mixture and don’t worry a little eggshell tastes good too!
- Be prepared for some of the mix to be eaten rather than put into the oven.
- Be prepared to share the beaters and bowl for licking
- Allow time – Children work at their own pace! Our cookie making efforts took 2.5 hours from beginning until they were iced and eaten. Such precious time and certainly not wasted but filled with fun and laughter.
- Be prepared to do the cleaning up yourself as some other fun and interesting activity will come up that the bakers just have to do now.
- Be prepared to take photos to capture these special memories.
I’m taking part in the #Whatsonyourplatebloggingchallenge with the lovely Donna from Retirement Reflections and Deb – The Widow Badass. Don’t forget to pop over and see what was on their plate during July. You can also see my previous contributions HERE.
Don’t miss these What’s on your Plate posts:
Donna Retirement Reflections –Three Sisters Casserole with a side of Bannock
Deb The Widow Badass – The Birthday Edition
Ju-Lyn from Touring My Backyard with her Chive Pockets
Deb from Deb’s World with her favourite scone recipe
Jo from And Anyways… with her Savoury Loaf