**This post has been sponsored by Baker’s Passport. All opinions are my own.**
How many stamps are in your passport? We’re stamping our Baker’s Passport today. Meg (another Philly mom, woohoo!!) created Baker’s Passport as a way kids can have fun and learn not only how to bake but practice another language while they do. She sent us a copy of the Spanish Passport to try it our for ourselves. Check out what fun we had creating yummy chocolate oat cookies while we practiced our Spanish. Surprisingly I remembered most of what I learned about 13 years ago. Make sure you keep reading for some giveaway details!
First, meet the helpers. I have great memories of learning how to bake when I was young. I was my daughter’s age when I started mixing cookie dough. I think it’s way past time to get them helping in the kitchen, don’t you? This was a perfect way to start and have fun while we mixed. Best of all each recipe is laid out in an easy to read layout that helps kids learn how to read and follow a recipe with confidence.
Step by step we measured, leveled, dumped, and stirred, practicing our Spanish numbers as we went. While my boys already know measurement it was a great way for my daughter to be introduced to cups and teaspoons. With just a little more practice all 3 of my kids will be mixing cookie dough like pros while I put my feet up and switch cookies in and out of the oven occasionally. Fresh baked cookies made by kids are WAY better than bonbons.
Sure it gets a little messier with kids. Oops. Why did I forget to take a picture of the egg that ended up on the counter before my 10 year old learned how to successfully crack an egg? Yes, egg cracking is taught, not instinct.
While we waited for the cookies to bake we had a crossword puzzle and a Spanish worksheet to practice our colors. We are also able to practice writing Spanish words. They didn’t even notice they were getting a spelling lesson in. See how we home school moms sneak learning in without cracking a book? Math, language, and handwriting all in one fun activity. Oh yeah! Of course they still “book learn” but this is a great enrichment for any kid whether home schooled or not.
At the end of each Passport is a passport you can print out, add a photo and your child’s name to and color in the stamp once you finish your adventure. Get those passports ready then bake and explore languages with your child/children. Each passport costs only $10 and promises tons of bilingual fun and tasty adventures.
One of my favorite things about Baker’s Passport is that for every purchase made, $1 is donated to Action Against Hunger. They even have a button where you can donate without making a purchase. From their website –
ACF International is, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.
Tip: Check out the languages Baker’s Passport has to offer because we are starting a giveaway tonight and knowing which one you want to try will make an easy entry for you.