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Summer Experience: Bake

August 23, 2023, By in Summer Experience.

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Tie on your apron and get ready to whip up some delectable concoctions!

Early Learners

Books Read:

Book cover of "Stir, Crack, Whisk, Bake" by America's Test Kitchen Book cover of "Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes" by Kimberly and James Dean

Stir, Crack, Whisk, Bake
by America’s Test Kitchen, ISBN: 9781492677734

Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes
by James Dean and Kimberly Dean, ISBN: 9780062304346

Other Options:

Marigold Bakes a Cake
by Mike Malbrough, ISBN: 9781524737382

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
by Laura Numeroff, ISBN: 9780060283247

The Best Mouse Cookie
by Laura Numeroff, ISBN: 9780694012701

Songs & Interactives:

Introduce bakery tools (whisk, measuring spoons, baking tray)

“Making Cookies” action rhyme


Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?

Flannelboard activity: Cupcakes


A group of children, some wearing aprons, in a play kitchen (mini wooden stove, sink and cupboard) with mini plastic baking tools (mixing bowls, whisk, fake cinnamon rolls).

Dramatic Play Bakery Shop
set up in our play kitchen with small mixing bowls, rolling pins, baking utensils, mini baking sheets, aprons, and cinnamon roll play set

Play Dough Bakery
homemade playdough, mini cake molds, mini rolling pins, and mini baking sheets

Puffy Paint Petit Fours
homemade puffy paint, cleaning sponges, spreader utensils, and mini decorative pom poms

Aerial view of a table covered with a purple cloth, upon which rests a baking tray, pink puffy paint "frosting", plastic spreader utensils, small sponges, miniature craft pom poms. Childrens' arms reach into the frame, using the materials to create "petit fours."


Activity: Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Bake simple yet scrumptious cookies with three ingredients (bananas, oatmeal, chocolate chips, optional cinnamon) and air fryers.

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