Monday, 23 November 2015

Fun Winter Activities - Child Friendly Baking

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It's that time of the year when the weather changes and you have no hope of going outside without being soaked through or blown away like Mary Poppins and while we adults can generally deal with this, it's much harder for the little ones. Adam is 9 and full of energy and hates being cooped up - although, if he had his way, all he would do is play football outside or sit on the Xbox all day long. Sadly for him, the first can't happen and the second Rob and I won't allow to happen.

We don't have a lot of board games in the house (though Game of Thrones Monopoly was just delivered) and I hate just having Adam watching movies constantly as he is still stuck in front of the TV (by the way, he does play on with his toys/in his room but he does get bored after a short amount of time). He really enjoyed our Halloween Activities which included baking a cake, so we thought we would do something similar!

As a kid, I loved making rice krispie buns and I thought it would be good to do the same with Adam. We made rice krispie buns not long ago, so Rob and I picked up two Betty Crocker baking packs; a chocolate chip cookie mix and a chewy chocolate chunk brownie mix. Adam was really excited when we mentioned this to him and, once we had scoffed dinner and the dishes had been done, we started working on the recipes.

lifestyle, baking, kid friendly baking, baking with kids

lifestyle, baking, kid friendly baking, cookies, Betty Crocker

lifestyle, baking, baking with kids

We started with the brownie recipe first, as they took the longest in the oven before starting on the cookies. Rob and I try and get Adam as involved as possible in mixing everything together but the part he loves the most is licking the bowl and spoon afterwards (and, who doesn't really? I'm just not able to with the raw egg and being pregnant).

As you can see from the very top photo, the 'extra' ingredients that you needed for both recipes were nice an simple: one medium egg, oil and water! Nothing to fancy but it keeps everyone busy and the results are amazing.

What do you do to keep your little ones entertained during the winter months?

Thanks for reading,

Rachael

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