Baking with your kids enhances their fine motor skills. Mixing ingredients, rolling dough and using cookie cutters are all great ways to enhance a child’s fine motor strength and control, which are needed to develop academic skills such as writing, cutting and colouring-in. It also increases maths skills as baking involves a lot of measurement such as cups, teaspoons and tablespoons, as well as fractions and addition and subtraction proficiency.
Get them in the kitchen to help you bake these fun recipes.
This recipe is pretty easy. Let the little ones do the mixing or help you cut out different shapes with the cookie cutters. They’ll also love decorating their cookies afterwards. If you don’t have animal cookie cutters – use whatever you have at home.
It might still be a while before Halloween, but little ones will love these cute treats. They can decorate their marshmallows any way they want to.
Gluten-free turtle treats
This recipe is super easy to make and the kids will love eating their cute turtles afterwards!
Dragonfly and flower treats
Do you have some extra cookies, pretzels and chocolate in your cupboard? Your kids will have so much fun decorating these cute treats.
Salted caramel cookies
These cookies have a soft, luscious caramel centre that’s to die for! The kids can help you mix together the ingredients and decorate the cookies!
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