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5 Tips to Baking with Your Grandkids will help you figure out how to make things work without the frustration. Then you and your grandkids will enjoy the baking experience together.
With the help of my grandkids, I have produced 5 Tips to Baking with Your Grandkids.
1. Let Them Help Pick a Recipe
I know, I know, it is hard to teach a child to bake when you have things going on around you and on top of your counter. But primarily, insist that the little ones wash their hands before Ya’ll get started.
Let your grandchild pick out the recipe and help you with measuring and pouring the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
When they are little, all you need them to do is stir, if they are older let them blend ingredients together. It makes them feel special and more engaged.
2. Have a Neat Area for Baking
Have the kids clean up the area before you start baking. Have a place for everything and use it all. For example, put flour in a sifter and put it back on the shelf after it is done being used.
In fact, it would be a lot easier to go ahead and get the recipe and get all the ingredients measured out and ready before Ya’ll start mixing things together.
3. Consider Which Task Each Child Can Do
The smaller children can help pour and stir the ingredients, while the older one(s) can read the recipe and help measure out the ingredients.
As your grandkids help you, they will learn how to do things in order, like reading the recipe first, gathering the ingredients, measuring out everything, and how to mix the ingredients according to the recipe.
You can also teach your grandkids how to work together and take turns doing each task. You can teach them the importance of making sure they have all the ingredients before starting to bake.
4. Know That It Will Get Messy and Be Ok with It
Lord knows I can’t say anything about my grandkids being messy, because believe me I am too when it comes to baking!
But I’m ok with that because they are children, and it can and will get messy. When there is flour and sugar involved, it’s going to get on the counters and the floor.
Let them help you clean up as you go. Don’t stress about it and just have fun. You are making beautiful memories to cherish for a lifetime with your babies.
5. Most of All Be Patient
If mistakes happen, and they will, don’t go postal! Let them know that mistakes are to be made and it’s ok. Teach them that’s how we learn and the next time they will know what to do to correct it.
For example, you can show them what happens if you don’t spray your cake pans before pouring the cake batter into the pans or what happens if you don’t follow the recipe step by step.
This will help them to be more aware of why the steps in a recipe are so important. You can also share some of your baking mishaps and have a great laugh.
Let them know that no matter how long you have been cooking, mistakes are going to happen and it’s ok. Just learn from them and move on.
Conclusion to 5 Tips to Baking with Your Grandkids
One more especially important part of the baking…Share the goodies with the grandkids and praise them for doing such an excellent job.
Ask them what they enjoyed most about baking with Nana. Most of them share their goodies with friends and family. Let them know you can’t wait to bake with them again.
I would love to hear from you about baking with your grandkids. Let me know how it went and share some pictures.
Below you will find 3 of my best cookie recipes that will be easy to make with your grandkids and they are unbelievably delicious. Enjoy! 😋
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Nana’s Best Ever Sugar Cookies
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