Wednesday, May 13, 2009


My kids love to bake & cook. I think it's great. It is a skill that they will use as they grow and of course is needed for adulthood. It has many "hidden" lessons as well. They may not realize it but they are learning about measurement, weight, how to read a recipe, how to follow directions, teamwork (when working together), patience, math (addition & multiplication when doubling, or in our family tripling a recipe), & frugality. I often don't have the time or the inspiration to cook & bake so teaching my children has an added bonus for me. My favorite part of their creations is seeing the pride they take in learning a new skill & making something to share with the family.

Mixing the dry ingredients

Big sister stirs

Bugs adds the salt

Elvis adds the baking soda

More mixing

Bugs samples some chocolate chips

Elvis gets ready to pour in the butterscotch chips.

Chocolate chips! Yum!

The final mix

Everyone helped clean up. I was very pleased to see how well they worked together from start to finish. Good job, Boo, Bugs & Elvis!

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