It’s always great to spend some quality time with the kids, especially when they’re still young enough to want to hang around with you! There are plenty of things you can do as a family, from watching a movie to visiting a theme park, and each moment is precious. Another fun activity you can do with your kids is baking some sweet treats in the kitchen. They’ll love to eat whatever you’ve made when it’s ready, and you’ll also be teaching them a valuable life skill. If you think you’d like to do some baking with your kids, why not try some of these? 

A classic baked treat that everybody loves, making cookies with your kids can be a lot of fun! There are so many recipes to try as well, from traditional chocolate chip, oatmeal, and raisin, peanut butter, or have fun frosting sugar cookies! The latter is also a great way to let your kids be a bit creative with the designs they choose to decorate with. 

Cupcakes and Muffins
Another perfect sweet treat for little hands, cupcakes will be a big hit with the whole family. They’re perfect for school bake sales, too, so if you’ve been roped into getting involved with one of those events, this could be the perfect solution. Again, kids will enjoy frosting the cakes, and you can get sprinkles, edible glitter, or edible stickers that they can have fun with. Muffins are another great option if you want to try something different, and many things can be added to achieve a certain flavor. If your kids have a gluten allergy, you might want to try this sunflower seed flour recipe for muffins instead.

Flapjacks are a great traybake and relatively easy to make, which is why they’re ideal for baking projects with the kids. Let them get their hands sticky with syrup and add chocolate chips or raisins to enhance the flavor of these deliciously sweet, oaty treats. Cut them up into bitesize pieces for the kids or slightly bigger bars so you can put them in lunchboxes throughout the week as a little treat.

Who doesn’t love brownies? This is another fantastic traybake that will be a big hit with your little sous chefs! As brownies are popular all over the world, naturally, there are now countless different recipes for you to try. There are the classics like chocolate fudge and blondie brownies, but there are also recipes that add raspberries, salted caramel, marshmallows, and pieces of different candy bars for something a bit more interesting. 

Birthday Cake
While cupcakes are excellent choices for birthdays, nothing is quite as impressive as a big birthday cake. However, you and your kids might not be master bakers who can create all kinds of fantastical cake designs, but even as simple vanilla or chocolate sponge with frosting can be a big hit. This is the perfect activity to do with your kids if it’s one of their birthdays as you can allow them to choose the flavor, the color of the frosting, and any other decorative additions they want to put on it. 

If you want to spend some quality time with your kids and teach them a valuable skill, try baking some of these tasty treats this weekend or in the evening midweek.