Now that I'm grown and have a child of my own I realize how important those lessons were. And it's more than just learning how to bake and cook food. So many subjects can be covered using just one simple recipe (patience, following directions, geography, history, math, family tradition, ingredients and where they come from, etc.) So when I saw this curriculum post from Free Homeschool Deals I just had to pass it on!
This holiday season get the kids involved in everything from shopping (let them weigh produce, check items off the list, figure which size can is the better deal) to chopping veggies and measuring flour.
Don't fret over the mess, because there will be one.
Let them learn hands on and create memories in the meantime!
Learning to crack eggs
Learning how to properly measure flour
Making a homemade pizza
And learning how to wash up afterwards :)