This time of year brings out the baker in everyone—my oldest daughter has been helping since she was old enough to sit upright on the counter. Before you break out the butter, set a plan so you can all rejoice in mission accomplished and cozy up with a warm cup of cocoa to reward a day of baking fun. Here are some tips to make sure kids of all ages have a fun and safe time in the kitchen.
Ages 4 and younger
Ages 4 to 7 (in addition to the above activities)
Ages 7 to 10
Kids of all ages can also help pack up your treats for gift giving. Cut various shapes from sturdy brown paper bags and let them color a holiday picture for an extra special trimming to your packages.