Friday afternoon the Kindergarten at William's school took a 'trip' to the multipurpose room to make bread! Sort of an indoor field trip, each student paired up with a partner to make bread dough, and I was lucky enough to be able to spend the afternoon with them.
It was a really well organized event - as the kids arrived, they sat at prepared tables covered in craft paper & set up with a mixing bowl, wooden stirrers, and yeast. Each child was either a 'blue' or 'red' baker, and took turns adding various ingredients with the help of parents. The kids learned that bread was made from things like fungus, rocks, grass and bug goo (or in our world, yeast, salt, flour, and honey.) Everyone really had a great time playing with the dough, and when it was all said and done each child had a pan of dough to take home for baking.
Holy cow you should have seen all the flour that was on the floor when this was all said and done. I think I spent a good 20 minutes sweeping to help clean up.
Friday afternoon we baked our bread, and the next day we all had some with lunch. It was really surprisingly good! I always thought making bread by hand was a tricky undertaking, and somewhat unforgiving - but after seeing a roomful of 5 and 6 year-olds tossing their dough around I'm a bit more encouraged to give it a shot. This was certainly tastier than anything I've been able to get out of my bread machine, it was really very soft & edible. Jason actually ate his, instead of tossing it on the floor like he usually does.
Go to breadmake.com for more information on this fun event!
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