People always ask about how I manage to let the kids cook with me. Honestly, I’m a bit of a control freak and it drives me crazy sometimes and I just want to do it for them. But… that’s not really helping them learn anything, is it?
Kids doing things on their own in the kitchen helps build confidence. Charlie likes cracking eggs and yes, it makes a mess sometimes, but when he does it correctly, he is so proud of himself!
When the kids make a mess, don’t freak out. It’s okay. Messes happen.
If you’re baking cookies this holiday season, it should be fun and not stressful for anyone!
You can make the cookie process even smoother by picking up Betty Crocker® Cookie Pouches at Walmart! Our first batch this season is Sugar Cookie! Of course, we also picked up other Betty Crocker cookie pouches including Double Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal, and Peanut Butter!
Spending time in the kitchen with your kids is a great family activity that can help them open up about all kinds of things. When you’re doing things together, kids will talk about what’s on their mind (and we all know how hard that is to get out sometimes).
The whole reason we make sugar cookies is to decorate them, right? This part gets messy, too. But… it’s fun! Just have the kids practice their sweeping the floor and wiping the table afterwards!
And the end result? Yummy cookies that the kids are proud to eat (and maybe even share?)!
Check out the boys making cookies in our facebook live video below!