Do you have a kid who can’t get enough of the Great British Bakeoff, Cupcake Wars, and other baking shows and dreams of opening up their open pastry shop or bakery someday? This is the gift list for them. Most pastry chefs say they’ve known they wanted to be a baker since they were children so [...]Continue Reading
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Making Applesauce – A Sensory Experience
Making applesauce is a great STEM cooking activity because it is both a hands-on and a multisensory experience. This activity allows kids to explore the science of cooking while also engaging all their senses of smell, taste, touch, and more. Making applesauce is a fun interactive way to teach kids [...]Continue Reading
Kids Cook – Make Your Own Ice Cream!
Make Your Own Ice Cream! I scream, you scream, we all scream for…homemade spearmint ice cream! Store-bought ice cream is good, but trust us – homemade is better. The problem for parents is that making it yourself isn’t usually all that realistic-- the classic recipe starts with homemade custard, [...]Continue Reading
Spooky Snack- Screaming Banana Ghosts
Usually my kids call bananas with sun butter "fairy cakes" but since Halloween is coming up we made "screaming banana ghost" snacks instead. Halloween Snack- Screaming Banana Ghosts: [...]Continue Reading
Indoor Preschool Activities- Play With Your Food!
The kitchen offers a wide variety of preschool sensory play options. We love getting kids in the kitchen, and the more fun you can make it the better. Here's a list of ideas for cooking, eating and playing in the kitchen. Some of these ideas came from our wonderful Occupational Therapist, [...]Continue Reading
Our Favorite Cookbook for Kids
I'm loving the kids cookbook we got J for Christmas. The book is Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up, by Mollie Katzen. (Amazon affiliate link) It's got pictures with each recipe so even pre-readers can see what to do next. The recipes are just right for [...]Continue Reading