HOW TO keep kids busy over the holidays

Wednesday, June 9

Are you looking at ways to keep the kids busy over the holidays? Then look no further! Why not grab a copy of Mini Bakers magazine and get little hands busy in the kitchen.

Follow the recipe and learn how to make these bright and cheery rainbow cupcakes, published in the Summer 2020 issue
Follow the recipe and learn how to make these bright and cheery rainbow cupcakes, published in the Summer 2020 issue

Mini Bakers is a triannual publication full of baking fun for children of all ages. Each issue offers children the opportunity to create their own personalised baked treats following fun recipes and step-by-step tutorials.

These lemon blossom tartlets published in the Spring 2021 issue are a great snack for summer!
These lemon blossom tartlets published in the Spring 2021 issue are a great snack for summer!
These sprinkle dipped crispy treats are fab for all kinds of occasions, and they are quick and easy to make! Check out the Summer 2020 issue to learn how to make them
These sprinkle dipped crispy treats are fab for all kinds of occasions, and they are quick and easy to make! Check out the Summer 2020 issue to learn how to make them

Not only will they have fun and get a little messy, but bringing children into the kitchen can also benefit them as individuals in a number of ways. As they weigh and measure ingredients, children are developing maths skills without even realising! Not only will they be using their addition and subtraction skills, they will also be introduced to fractions and different units of measurement.

In the same vein, whether they read a recipe themselves or follow an adult’s verbal instructions, following a recipe can boost children’s listening and sequencing skills. It’s also a great method of increasing language development.

Looking for something vegan? This vegan coconut and blueberry muffin recipe is tasty and super simple. As seen in the Spring 2021 issue
Looking for something vegan? This vegan coconut and blueberry muffin recipe is tasty and super simple. As seen in the Spring 2021 issue
Here
Here's a sneak peek into what's coming up in the Summer 2021 issue! In the recipe, you will learn how to bake the rainbow cakes, cover the cake in sugarpaste and make the unicorn decorations!

Similarly, activities like mixing ingredients, rolling doughs and using biscuit cutters all enhance children’s fine motor skills. Sifting flours and spooning ingredients into bowls and tins are also good ways of practicing their hand-eye and bilateral co-ordination.

But that’s not all! Mental health and wellbeing are essential to children’s physical, educational, social, emotional and cognitive development. A number of organisations, such as the NHS, mental health charity Mind, and YoungMind – the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health – have all recommended cooking and baking as a means of self-care. The reason for this is because it’s an excellent therapeutic activity; the process of baking can be very meditative, with a simple focus that encourages you to be mindfully present in the moment without over-thinking.

The kitchen also provides children with opportunities to gain a sense of accomplishment. And as they cook more their independence will grow, which will consequently increase their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Make a splash with these pretty mermaid cupcakes! As seen in the Spring 2021 issue of Mini Bakers
Make a splash with these pretty mermaid cupcakes! As seen in the Spring 2021 issue of Mini Bakers
These homemade iced gems are super easy to make and even more fun to eat. Check out the Spring 2021 issue for the recipe
These homemade iced gems are super easy to make and even more fun to eat. Check out the Spring 2021 issue for the recipe

All in all, baking and cake decorating is a great way to spend the summer holidays. In fact, it's probably one of the best and cheapest summer holiday activities out there. Win win!

So what are you waiting for? Grab a physical or digital copy HERE and let them bake!

Featured in the Spring 2021 issue of Mini Bakers, learn how to make your own fabulous and fun farm animals!
Featured in the Spring 2021 issue of Mini Bakers, learn how to make your own fabulous and fun farm animals!
news

Fun way to keep kids busy at home this summer