Put away the glue, pipe cleaners and paper, today we’re in the kitchen. Crafting with your kids can be as easy as pulling them in to be a part of the cooking process, especially if you look at it that way. If you have ever seen Curious George, you know he spends quite a bit of time in the kitchen – that is because there are a wealth of lessons to be learned from one recipe. Math, science, cause and effect, and even patience to name a few. Today’s craft is perfect for this, plus it is all in a blender!
- Waffle iron if you have one, if not just make pancakes!
- Food coloring
- Separate containers for coloring batter
Depending on how old your kids are, you may want to have all the ingredients measured and in separate containers – but let them do the dumping! Follow the directions in the recipe and along the way tell them how the wheat kernels become the flour, how to tell what the measurement cup says, any lessons you can find.
Now pour the batter into as many separate containers you plan to let them color.
Show them what happens when they mix one color with another, how red and blue make purple and so on.
Then cook! You can make waffles or pancakes with this recipe.
Steady Mom had a great post on how to cook with kids without the frustration, it’s a good read!
If you don’t have little ones this is still a delicious recipe for whole wheat waffles, and it couldn’t be easier!