Yesterday was a school holiday. I was trying to think of a fun way to spend the day with two of my favorite tweeners when I found a free online kids baking class at mybluprint.com (an online community for inspiration and expert instruction for many crafts, including home cooking).
Mybluprint enabled me to spend a fun afternoon in my kitchen teaching Riley and his bestie how to make homemade bread.
The class was fantastic! It included video instruction, a printable workbook, and recipes.
The boys watched the video, which was broken up into several short segments that showed them what to do and expect before attempting the skills on their own. And then I coached them while they completed each step in bread-making.
The combination of watching the teaching videos and reading the printed instructions in the workbook, enabled them to easily understand and apply my hands-on teaching as they were learning the process of bread making.
The end result was fabulous. Tasty bread, fresh from the oven. And two 12-year-old boys who were very proud of what they had created.