For their very first cooking attempt, the boys got a chance to bake cupcakes. And, as the Cooking Lapbook lesson showed, the next thing you should do when cooking is…
Read the Recipe Completely!
Then it was time to get a primer on oven safety. I had Pooh practice how to open an oven door (with the oven off, of course).
Tigger got in on the fun too, beginning our minibook about “Burn Prevention and Care”. (Side note: I burned my arm on a bread oven when I worked at Subway in college, so naturally I launched into that story. The kids were enthralled with my scar.)
Once we finished our “Before Cooking” lesson, Roo jotted down our notes, including the importance of checking to make sure we have all of our ingredients.
Inside the lapbook is a fun game that challenges kids to name all of the common cooking objects. I saved the harder ones like “vegetable peeler” for Tigger.
And Piglet was content to just hold everyone else’s winning cards. 🙂
Then it was time for the boys to use what they learned!
I plundered through our pantry and these were the only two aprons I could find. Those are some young men who are very comfortable in their masculinity…lol.
We read the recipe together, checked for all of our ingredients (as we learned in the lapbook), and got started!
I have to say: Working one-on-one, they really did a great job. No serious messes, no one dropped any food, and they both loved using the mixer!
Once the cupcakes (that they baked) were done, it was time for a little cupcake party!
We set out various toppings and let them decorate them however they chose.
I really wanted to get pictures of them enjoying their finished cupcakes, but they inhaled them so quickly, I couldn’t get the camera over in time…lol.
We really loved using Knowledge Box Central’s Cooking Lapbook! The kids enjoyed what they learned, they found it easy to use what they discovered, and they baked some delicious cupcakes in the process!
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