Thursday 3 January 2013

Baking Cookies - Activity

This is a wonderful activity you can do with children of any age... Children love nothing more then  joining in a shared experience of baking  .... I have chosen a semi prepared cookie mixture ... Which is ideal for younger children who may have short attention span, also its a quick and simple introduction into cooking and baking.
I had this pack laying around so thought it would be a great way to share this activity with you...
So whether you are going to make a complete recipe from scratch or choose to make a semi prepared cookie or cupcake recipe..... your child build and learn some amazing new experiences and have lots of fun during the process.

What you will need
A semi prepared cookie/cupcake mixture (check pack for any other ingredients that you may need... I used Sainsburys chocolate cookie mix - that only required some butter and water.
Weighing scales
Wooden Spoon
Baking tray
Follow the packs instructions for method and cooking times.

Weighing and mixing is great fun

Exploring the cookie dough texture

What will my Child Learn
Hand eye coordination (mixing)
mathematical skills -  capacities measuring and weighing
Communication and Language - Listening/Attention and understanding
Exploring the cookie dough texture