February is Bake for Family Fun Month
This February, take a moment to share your love of baking with your family, friends and students. The Home Baking Association sponsors this annual celebration to inspire the next generation of scratch bakers.
Parents should look no further than the Thrill of SkillThrill of Skill to help them determine age appropriate kitchen jobs beginning at age two. Ten Tips for BakingSuccess, Safe Kitchen Check List and Baking 101 Food Safety are free online resources at HomeBaking.org. Correct measuring techniques will help families be successful. Finding a task for each member of the family will keep everyone involved and share in the experience. Don't forget while the recipe is baking families should do clean-up together.
Baking is an inexpensive family activity says Charlene Patton, Home Baking Association Executive Director. Benefits of baking include opportunities to use math, literacy, history, social studies, science and art. She suggests families visitHomeBaking.org to find recipes, family baking activities and resources to help families bake with children of all ages.
HBA features a weekly theme to help families plan recipes and activities during the month starting with Week One "Let's Get Started Baking (http://homebaking.org/
Baking together is a great opportunity to teach children kitchen skills and share family traditions. Make a treasured family recipes or create a new tradition. How about a make a bread dough and let everyone have fun shaping? The onlineDough Sculpting Lesson (http://homebaking.org/
HBA has many book and bake lessons! Pancakes (http://homebaking.org/
The Home Baking Association is a non-profit association with members dedicated to providing resources to encourage families to bake together. Be a part of the celebration and bake with your family during February and start a tradition for the year!