Kids baking party
Teaching children to bake is not only a fun activity, it can have numerous benefits that contribute to their overall development too.
At Room Forty kids baking parties we focus on the fun side, getting messy and creating something tasty from simple ingredients, but in the planning we’ve also given consideration to their age and learning stage and we will help to build their confidence with everyone making something and taking it home to their families.
- Math Skills: Baking involves precise measurements, which helps improve math skills such as counting, measuring, and understanding fractions.
- Science Knowledge: Baking is essentially a science experiment, where ingredients interact and undergo chemical reactions. We’ll share our insight into the role of different ingredients and the science behind baking
- Coordination: Baking requires fine motor skills, such as pouring, mixing, and decorating. These activities help improve hand-eye coordination and dexterity.
- Independence: Baking allows kids to take on tasks independently, boosting their confidence and sense of accomplishment. We wont help unless they need it, so they feel confident to go solo in the future.
- Following Instructions: Baking recipes involve following a series of steps in order. This helps kids develop the ability to follow instructions and sequences.
- Artistic Expression: Decorating and presenting baked goods offer a creative outlet for kids to express themselves.
- Recipe Modification: As kids become more confident, they can start experimenting with ingredients and creating their own recipes.
- Culinary Diversity: Baking introduces kids to different types of food and culinary traditions from around the world.
- Sharing and Cooperation: Baking can be a social activity, encouraging kids to work together, share responsibilities, and enjoy the final product with family and friends.
- Ingredient Awareness: Involving kids in the baking process can make them more aware of the ingredients in their food, promoting a better understanding of nutrition.
- Appreciation for Real Food: We encourage an appreciation for real, whole foods rather than processed alternatives.
- Time Awareness: Baking does require patience, but we’ll fill the down time with other activities or they can relax and play whilst they wait for dough to rise or cookies to bake..
- Quality Time: Baking together can become a fun and bonding family activity, creating lasting memories.
- Generational Connection: Passing down family recipes and traditions through baking helps maintain a connection to cultural heritage.
In summary, learning to bake is a multifaceted experience that not only imparts practical cooking skills but also nurtures various cognitive, motor, and social skills crucial for a child's development.
At Room Forty we bring all the equipment, ingredients skills and patience to ensure your party goes successfully. Before the class we'll discuss with you the age of the children and how many of them there will be so we can tailor the class appropriately. Groups of up to 10 children is best. If you dont want to hold the party in your own home, we know lots of suitable venues across the North West that you can hire!
Example class 2.5 hours Pizza and cookies. Children will make real bread for their pizza dough and leave it to prove whilst we get on with weighing and mixing ingredients to make the cookies. Then we return to make the pizza, before finally popping the cookies in the oven whilst the children eat their pizza!
Whilst we are very child friendly, the children will remain in your care - so an adult or two need to remain at the party.
If you would like to find out more about our prices for children’s baking parties, please get in touch.