Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.
Last week I mentioned that our simple weekly rhythm includes a cooking and baking day. Cooking together can happen at any time during the week, of course, but once a week I am intentional about it and set aside time specifically to bake with the children.
Our baking day is on Monday. It is a pleasant way to start the week together and it gives us quality time in the kitchen (plus, there’s something yummy to enjoy for our labors).
Bread baking is one of our favorite things, but it isn’t a process you can speed through. I think this makes baking bread a good tool for teaching patience.
I’ve discovered a few tips that help teach kids patience when baking and make it fun and creative for them, almost like acting out a story. Who doesn’t love a little playtime in the kitchen?
So, let’s wash our hands, put on our aprons, and bake some bread together!