Disclosure: I received a one of Baker’s Passport’s Educational Recipes downloads to facilitate my review. Regardless, all opinions are my own and those of my family.
I love being introduced to unique concepts especially if they help enchance our education in multiple ways! That’s exactly what Baker’s Passport does! They offer educational recipes that not only teach children how to use recipes and all the great education that already comes with that (such as math and measurements), but it also teaches them a foreign language as well! They offer passports in French, Japanese, and Spanish.
For our review I received a download of one of the French Little Bite Passports for Chocolate Oat Cookies.
Each of our older two kids (ages 7 and 6) got their own passport for our recipe. Our preschooler also helped with the recipe, but he didn’t participate in the passport tasks. I should say the written tasks. He was enjoying not only the recipe itself but repeating the words in French as well!
I have been teaching the kids French, so this was a really great supplement to our French education, and we also got to do some hands-on stuff together, which is always fun. The passport breaks everything down by step and numbers those steps with the number and the French word for the number for them to trace. In addition to the recipe steps, each page also had an activity as well. Some pages had short breaks like writing the number of spoons we were using, matching the French word to the utensil. These were nice little educational breaks in between some of the steps. This often gave me extra chances to stir as well.
Stirring was actually a great Math lesson because the recipe was very specific how many stirs we needed to do. So if it said stir 30 times, and there are three of them, how many times will each of them stir? I love those additional educational moments! Once the mixing was done and the cookies were ready to go into the oven there were longer activities like the colors in French and practice writing them. This is also a great way to keep them engaged while the cookies bake and not hear “Are they done yet?” every few minutes!
I love that it didn’t leave anything out! Not only was the recipe thorough, but it also included washing hands and washing dishes at the end as well! Of course, the final step told us to enjoy our yummy creation! Our wonky oven tends to not bake things evenly, so cookies always end up a little browner on the outside but still a little squishy inside – or just plain burnt. Luckily, we didn’t end up with just plain burnt, and the kids enjoyed the cookies!
That wasn’t THE final part, though! They get a passport! We haven’t added to their passports yet, but I love that it’s included. We will add their picture and color in the French Little Bites Passport later today!
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