On Monday arvo though, my facebook status was FULL of mums complaining that they had nothing to do with their bored kids... drives me nuts really, but then I am slammed with " oh well its easy for a creative Mum" and I know better than to tell them to pull their socks up and MAKE it happen...
But I thought I would help them a bit and suggest a few things they could do at home. Whilst I did this, in all of about 15 minutes, my own gang entertained themselves until I got there.
I then hear the most almighty scream and Jared comes racing to me, eyes wide open and in pain.
Took me a few seconds to realise this had happened.
So I logged off from helping and joined my gang.
I had some cooking ideas to do today and so we began.
Now, in Coles last week, a "friend" stopped me and asked how on earth I could teach my kids to cook when I use a packet cake mix. ( Oh wow thanks for that!)
This is what WE learnt today from cooking with a "cheat" packet mix.
Reading instructions. ( jumeirah @ 7yrs)
Working out what the little "c" meant after 180c. (jumeirah)
How to turn the oven on the right temperature. ( Jared @5yrs)
Measuring the right amount of milk ( Amahli @ 3yrs) and talking about what would happen if you measured it wrong ( Jumeirah)
Learning the difference between tsp and tbspn ( teaspoon and tablespoon) and how they differ in size. ( ALL)
Mixing until all ingredients are combined ( Amahli)
Working out how many patty pan cases you need for 12 holes. ( Amahli/Jared) and also working out that if you have pinkand white, how many of each you need to make it an equal amount ( Jumeirah)
Spooning just one tablespoon into each case, talking about why it looks half empty and what will happen in the oven. ( all)
Waiting for it to cook in the oven... ( me mostly)
Icing and decorating.. trying not to lick our fingers whilst we do it as we can give others our germs( All)
Such a simple plan but it has SO many concepts and learning in it!