Summer vacation can be a difficult time for parents, especially when it comes to managing the kids. Putting the kids on a tight schedule is not always possible, or recommended, so ‘I’m bored’ is a dreaded comment all parents are used to.
There are however some great ways to help kids manage their boredom, and baking is one of them. Here are a few ways that baking can earn parents some respite while also meaningfully engaging kids during their summer holidays.
Picnics and summers go hand in hand, and it would be a crime to never let your little ones experience the joy of an impromptu picnic in the backyard. But before you stress out over all the prep, don’t worry, home baking kits like the ones from Orange Figs have you covered.
Whether it’s a batch of brownies of a ‘cake in a mug’, help them whip up something delicious to enjoy on their picnic mats.
A Special Surprise
Kids don't just love being on the receiving end of surprises, they also love giving them. Being able to do something for others helps them feel good about themselves. So help your child experience the simple joy of giving by surprising grandma or a loved one with a special homemade treat.
A Charitable Bake Sale
Getting your kids to put up a special bake sale is a great way to keep them engaged in the summer. It’s also a great way to teach them about earning money, and contributing to a cause. This is especially easy to do if you live in an apartment.
This is an activity that will get them out of their shell, and expose them to a little bit about how the world works. And really, who can resist cute kids selling delicious goodies?
Throw A Party
You don’t need a reason to celebrate, so if you’ve got a bunch of bored kids to entertain, why not encourage them to throw a party.
Great music, delicious desserts, need we say more? In fact you can even ask your little party guests to help out with all the baking, turning it into a baking party, which honestly is the most fun kind.
The best part is planning and preparing for the party will keep them occupied for hours.
The Great Household Bakeoff
Admit it, we’ve all binge watched shows like MasterChef, so now it’s time to be a contestant in your own show.
Split up into team mom, and team dad, and have a blast competing with each other to make the most delicious treats.
All you need is a dessert loving impartial judge to decide which team wine. You never know, you might end up having so much fun that there might be more seasons and episodes to follow.
There’s a lot of fun to be had over the holidays, as long as you’re armed with a few Home Baking Kits, and the best part is, that you don’t just bake something delicious, you end up making some pretty sweet memories too.