Bake for Family Fun Month allows you to bake delicious things while spending quality time with your family. It also gives your children the opportunity to learn new skills in the process. Need new baking equipment? Find it on Junk Mail today.
What is Bake for Family Fun Month?
Baking is a fun activity that has a long history of bringing family and friends together. Bake for Family Fun Month preserves this ancient tradition and brings attention to this enjoyable task. The tactile experience of baking has numerous benefits for adults and children alike. Not only will you be making delicious treats to share with each other, but you’ll also be creating priceless memories of family bonding.
Tips for baking with kids
- Have fun
Don’t take baking with your little ones too seriously. Focus on creating an enjoyable experience and spending time together as a family. Keep your sense of humour during those chaotic moments when everything seems to be going off track.
- Be prepared
If you’re baking with little ones, make sure that you read through the recipe and prepare the ingredients beforehand. Younger children will need an explanation and demonstration of each step of the process. Choose a short and easy recipe or split up the process into two sessions to accommodate the short attention spans of younger children. You could also divide up tasks by giving older children more complicated instructions while allowing young children to do simple tasks like stirring.
- Don’t rush
Set aside plenty of time to spend together baking as a family. Baking together is sure to take much longer than if you were in the kitchen alone. If you have limited time, it can become frustrating to try and complete the activity quickly.
- Clean up
Teach your kids to wash their hands before and after baking. Show them how to clean the countertops and pack away the ingredients that are no longer needed. These steps teach children good hygiene as well as good kitchen habits.
- Get the right equipment
Make sure that you have all the equipment necessary to follow the recipe. Check that you have the right size baking pans and measuring utensils before you get started. Put all the equipment together on the kitchen counter so that you don’t have to disrupt your baking fun by searching for something that’s missing.
Can’t decide what to bake? Here are some ideas to inspire you:
- Chocolate brownies
- Heart-shaped cookies
- Butterfly cakes
- Oat crunchies
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Banana bread
Safety tips for parents when baking with your children
- Supervise children
Make sure that your children are supervised in the kitchen. Don’t leave them unattended even for a short while as accidents can happen quickly.
- Use the backburners
Place pots and pans on the backburners so that young children can’t reach them. This helps to decrease the risk of them grabbing the handle of a pot and burning themselves.
- Knives are for adults
Younger children should be taught never to pick up a sharp knife. If you have older children baking with you, teach them to use sharp tools responsibility and make sure that you supervise them.
- Check equipment
Make sure that all your equipment is in good working order and that it is safe to use. Check that the handles of pots and pans are fastened securely.
- Ovens are for adults
Make sure your children know they shouldn’t open the oven. Check that they’re out of harm’s way when you open and close the oven as the heat can cause them to burn.
- Pack away electronic devices
Avoid using your phone unnecessarily when you’re baking in the kitchen. Electronic devices disrupt the quality time that you’re spending together as a family, but they can also distract you from potential hazards.
Now that you’re feeling inspired, you can enjoy Bake for Family Fun Month. Find baking equipment and utensils for sale on Junk Mail and enjoy making delicious treats with your loved ones.