We regularly enjoy baking sessions with our children at Little Ducklings. The children love it and feel a real sense of achievement when their cakes come out.
Before the activity we washed our hands and spoke to the children about the importance of hygiene when baking, explaining about germs. We then helped the children measure out their ingredients, as per the recipe. This encouraged the children to count and work with real care.
Then the fun (messy) bit – mixing! The children loved getting stuck in and mixing their ingredients together. When doing this we encouraged the children to talk about the feel and texture of the different ingredients and what they thought they would taste like.
The cakes came out great and the children got to take home their creations for their parents and siblings.