It’s National Picnic month and there is no better way to get outdoors with the kids and of course take a picnic with you!
Kids love being outdoors a chance to run around and have some fun, even if you don’t go far just having a picnic in your garden can be fun, for the younger kids why not set up a teddy bears picnic outside too.
As always we are on hand to share some yummy picnic recipes, our recipes are perfect for kids to join in making them too so all you need to do is have a look through our recipe e-book, pick up the ingredients for your chosen recipes and then set about making your picnic goodies to enjoy and of course getting the kids to help make them. If you are feeling a little nervous about baking with your kids then follow our top tips to make baking with your kids stress free.
- Get all the ingredients, utensils, baking trays etc. out before you start so you are not routing around the cupboards looking for items.
- Ask them to help set all the ingredients and play a little game as to what they think you might need.
- Set them up at a suitable table they can reach and sit down with them to do it. Get them excited about what you are going to make and ask them to think what it will taste like when it is ready!
- Breaking the recipe down into simple steps helps too, so make sure it is something simple or a recipe that you are familiar making.
- For each step tell them how much you need and get them to help you weigh the ingredients out. I think letting them spoon the flour onto the scales gives them a feeling of independence; that they are doing it and mummy is helping!
- Ask them about the ingredients. For example, ask them if they know what it is and where they think it comes from? What do you think we need to put in next?
- Most kids love getting their hands messy so instead of a spoon let them get stuck in rubbing the butter and flour together!
- If you have multiple children then set them specific tasks so it reduces arguing over who is doing what.
- Finally, there will be mess and it will take longer than if you were to do it yourself, but the mess can be cleaned up afterwards, you could even encourage your little one to help with the tidying up while you are waiting for it to bake!
- Most importantly enjoy the time with them and how proud they are going to be when their masterpiece is finished.
Do share your pictures of your picnics with us we love to see what you have been up too.
Ruth & Three Bears Team x
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