The kids had a scrumptiously creative idea (after watching The Great British Bake-Off and Kids Bake-Off Challenge on TV) to create their own Baking Club. At slumber parties the girls would pore over recipes and plan the whole club, writing out their ideas in binders that they made just for this. The boys pitched in with ideas, too. So I blocked off a few dates on the calendar, sent out invitations, and asked the kids what ingredients they needed. They did all the rest!
Soon, word traveled around the neighborhood and school about this innovative club, and more and more kids gathered in our dining room and kitchen, mixing ingredients for contests with blindfolds (Mark and I were usually the judges). I'm so proud of their creativity and initiative! What a hit!