I love having my children in the kitchen with me….it is the center of our home. Physically, it really is the center….and spiritually, we have a lot of deep discussions around our table.
So much can be learned through cooking……and baking:
Reading Comprehension: Reading/understanding the directions
Math: Measuring, adding, subtracting (when increasing/decreasing ingredients)….and since we use freshly ground wheat, we have to change recipes quite often due to a little different ratio with the freshly ground flour vs processed flour.
Serving others: I love this….working together around our home and in our kitchen gives us an opportunity to learn about the mission field in our homes with our children watching and learning with us!
History…..we use a hand crank for cracking our oats….and a big electric mill for our flour. We have been able to walk through the Bible and discuss the ‘mill’s discussed there…rocks. Recently, our hand crank broke….and my oldest offered to get some rocks to make our granola….what a sweetie…he likes the granola (as you will see below)
So, today, ….we are making Granola…..Here are some ways my children get involved….