Baking classes for kids
Toddlers and elementary school students
We offer baking classes for kids
We have group classes for the following ages:
Age 3 to Grade 1 or 7 – 12 years old.
We offer the following:
- School visits where we bake cookies, mini pizza or other pastries as requested by the client
- Group baking classes for kids – the pre-primary phase up to grade 1
- We have a once a month fun class on the last Saturday of the month for kids from ages three to five
- Parents can arrange for a baking party for kids of this age group by contacting us via email or phone
- We have child and parent baking classes or workshops for this age group as well where a parent can join their child. Examples of these fun classes we had in the past was a Father’s Day pirate cupcake class, Valentine’s cookie or cupcake class, Mother’s Day class. At these events parents joined their children to have a fun time and spend some family time together
- At Christmas we do fun Christmas themed cookies or cupcake classes
During all these baking classes for kids we include a small snack and juice or iced tea.
Catering for food allergies
Parents who have allergic children can rest assured, as we cater for nut, gluten, egg, wheat and dairy allergies. Please specify your child’s allergies in the registration form. In the case of gluten or wheat allergies, we request that parents provide one packet of gluten free/wheat free flour. Excellent wheat free products are available at large pharmacies.
Feel free to enquire if you have any questions.
Kindergarten baking classes
During a typical class we will do a lesson on either a fruit, spice or vegetable. An excellent example is the orange and chocolate muffins. I take a small orange tree, preferably with some blossoms, to our class. We will touch the leaves of the tree to feel that it is smooth. I then point out to the children that the tree needs water and sunlight to grow.
We learn all the colours involved such as brown soil, green leaves, orange for the oranges, white for the blossoms. I then cut an orange in half and show the children that it fits together like a puzzle, therefore the two pieces are not two oranges, but forms one orange.
The message here is the start of fractions. We know that everything we show and tell little ones are cemented into their subconscious minds, and will help when they go to school in two or three years time. Learning takes place in a playful and relaxed atmosphere. We then squeeze out the fresh juice and let everyone taste.
We then use the juice and orange zest in our recipe. Each child gets a mixing bowl and wooden spoon, as well as dry ingredients and liquids that they mix together. We learn new vocabulary e.g. wooden spoon, whisk, dough, etc.
We put some paper muffin cups into our muffin pans and fill it up with dough. Some muffin cups are empty, some full and some half full – we then count to see how many muffin cups are filled up and how many empty.
We bake our muffins in a small oven and show the children that the heat causes our muffins to rise up. A valuable lesson is that children should not touch the hot stove, but that mommy or daddy or another adult should put their products in the oven and take it out.
The best part at the end is of course tasting!