Bread making with young children

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Bread making with young children in playgroup by guest writer, Jen McCormack   Bread making seems to be one of the familiar and reliable activities you will find in Waldorf/Steiner kindergartens and playgroups. With rhythmic kneading of dough to a soothing melody sung by adults and children, this time is looked forward to and enjoyed by all. I had second…

Baking fun with children: How to make your own piping bags

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  How to make your own Piping Bags Here’s a quick and simple idea for a bit of weekend fun.  Make your own piping bags and invite your children to decorate some cookies or a cake.  Do you know this fabulous trick?  Piping bags made from zip-lock sandwich bags.  Easy and inexpensive too. How to… All you need to do…

How to make bee-inspired cupcakes

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We’ve had lots of buzzing bee fun this past week- we’ve sung buzzy bee songs and danced in a buzzy bee circle.  We’ve eaten honey flower toast and made crafty bees too. And for a special treat, we ate buzzy bee cupcakes.  These were inspired by Donna Hay .  Oh, I love her work.  So stylish. And just that little bit…

Cooking with children: Fruity Trifles

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Fruity trifles are a big hit around here. The wonderful thing about them is that children make them up, and the very act of participating in the creation of this treat encourages them to eat a variety of fruit, some of which they may have never tried before or have claimed they don’t like.   You need a number of…

How to hand-stamp festive words onto Gingerbread biscuits

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Don’t you just love personalised biscuits? Children do too! We made a batch of gingerbread and the children cut out Christmas trees, gingerbread men, stars and moons. And then we stamped them! These metal letter stampers can be purchased from any tool shop. The large set for approximately $25, the smaller set for about $20. I could only purchase upper…

How to make pizza with children’s help

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First thing to do is to make the pizza dough. My friend Jen gave me this fab recipe. Pizza Dough Mix the first three ingredients together to set yeast process in action. 3 teapoons yeast 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 cup warm water Then add the following things, and mix everything together. Knead to form a pliable dough. (Add more water…