Having Fun In the Kitchen with Kids
I’ve always loved cooking and baking. I especially loved baking with the children at Nursery when I was a school teacher and I’ve always loved cooking with my daughter Sylvia.
Unfortunately, due to my health conditions, I have not been able to cook or bake as much as I would have liked to during the past three years.
Despite the difficulties, I do reserve energy to create fun and tasty food with my daughter when I can.
Sometimes I cook with her, other times I sit and instruct and on occasion I even get John involved and if I’m too unwell I watch and am still present and we adapt to the situation.
Today I wanted to take a trip down memory lane of some of the fun kitchen moments I have had with my daughter Sylvia.
I hope you enjoy the Journey.
The photos were taken on a simple camera and are not the quality of pictures today.
We enjoyed making buns, cookies, aftghans and cakes. These photos are of Sylvia when she was around two and a half.
We made Aftghans a New Zealand cookie recipe which is made with cornflakes.
I’ve always loved baking with my daughter and we have plenty of baking equipment, from kitchen scales to baking trays and bowls. We have so many bowls it’s crazy!
In this photo we bought easy to cook bun packets and created tasty little buns which always went down well.
Our buns when Sylvia was young were far from perfect but it’s the process which is important and the fun you have rather than the end product.
I’ve always been a fan of tasting the food as you go.
Baking with kids is also a fantastic way to teach basic maths, measuring and counting skills. It’s educational fun!
As Sylvia grew we continued to bake and moved onto cooking more complicated recipes, treats and meals.
Since I got an Iphone and John got his camera, I’ve been able to take better quality photos and when I’ve been well enough I’ve continued to cook and bake with Sylvia.
Cooking and baking together is really fun, it is something I treasure and hope to do a lot more as my health improves and as I pace and make time to bake with Sylvia.
I may have to adapt and at times simply instruct but it’s something we plan to continue doing as mother and daughter.
I’m hoping to share one Fun in the Kitchen post per fortnight and look forward to sharing tips and ideas here on the blog, I hope you stay for the journey.
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Teacher who specialises in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has studied nutrition for children and taught adults cooking skills. Angela loves to share family meals and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!
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All your pictures are so adorable!!!!! So cute! It looks like you two have such a close bond and the kitchen is the time when you can both get creative and have fun. x
Thanks Chloe. It’s a fun thing I love. 🙂
fab post! Keep the kitchen fun and carry on cooking!
We sure will as and when we can 🙂
We love baking although I find it triples the mess when involving the kids – licking the bowl is the best bit though
It does increase the mess with kids and yes we loved licking out the bowl as kids and at the end Sylvia does too!
Awww what gorgeous kids you have and those cakes look yummy! 🙂
My daughter is lovely thanks. 🙂
Hop lovely are all of your pictures? I used to love baking with my kids. As they have got older my son has lost all interest but like most 14 yos it takes something special to pull him away from the playstation or laptop
Thanks Candace. I hope my daughter loves this as she gets older. We shall see.
Dean of Little Steps says
T always loves helping out in the kitchen too, especially when baking and making home-made pizza. It’s lovely when they genuinely like to help isn’t it? 🙂
Oh making pizza is fun. We need to do this sometime soon. Yes its great when our kids love to cook with us.
Lyndsey O'Halloran says
Our kitchen is tiny so I think I’m going to struggle cooking or baking much with Erin once she’s old enough! There’s barely enough room for 2 of us in there now. It would get very messy very quickly.
Oh we have a tiny kitchen at the minute. We often sit at the table and do the preparation there and then go into the kitchen as it’s a box.
Keep doing what you love with those you love. #EatSleepBlogRT
Thanks 🙂 We will do.
Ana De- Jesus says
Its so lovely that this adrenal pump is helping you feel a little better and getting back to your old self by baking again. What lovely memories x
Yes it is fabulous. I’m able to do a little more and it makes a huge difference with our quality time.
Fashion and Style Police says
This is a great blog series idea Angela. I haven’t baked in ages too.
Thanks Stella. We do enjoy our cooking and baking.
Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs says
We love getting our baking on!
Lovely pics, your little ones look they had lots of fun 🙂 x
Oh yes. What a cool phrase. Get your baking on!
Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl says
Your pictures are just lovely, looks like you had a fun time. I really wish I had a big kitchen to be able to bake a lot more than we do, it gets so messy very quickly. It’s lovely that you treasure this time together and can have fun being creative.
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Hayley Mclean says
Ahh lovely photos to look back on. we love baking too!!! 🙂 xx
Thanks Hayley. Baking can be very therapeutic.
Rachel (Lifeofmyfamilyandme) says
I love baking with my youngest. My oldest prefers to try them out once we’ve baked them. You can see from early on in your photos how much Sylvia enjoys baking! Thanks for linking up to #EatSleepBlogRt
Ha ha… John likes to taste the food at the end once its ready but Sylvia enjoys the baking process as do I.
Laura @ dearbearandbeany says
Look at little Sylvia, cute pictures. I love baking with my girls and Alce likes to do home made pizza or she stirs things for me. A prope little helper X
home made pizza sounds so fun. Have you ever made it on pitta bread? We tried that once and it was yummy.
Toni | Gym Bunny Mummy says
We love baking, although Archie’s only interested in grabbing the spoon & running off. Once he gets older I’m sure we’ll continue to bake more & more
Ha ha! That is so cute. Good luck with your efforts Toni 🙂
Petite Pudding says
I wish I had better baking skills! Some fabulous pictures and memories to look back on 🙂 #EatSleepBlogRT
Thanks. I’m glad you like these pictures and thanks for popping by.