Bake for Good: Kids Learn Bake Share Program to 5 schools December 2-4 to teach 993 fourth- through seventh-grade students to bake fresh, nutritious bread from scratch. The program will be presented in the Newmarket schools on Wednesday, December 3rd.
"The Bake for Good: Kids Program has three goals for kids: learn, bake, share," says Paula Gray, Bake for Good: Kids Program Manager. "The cross-curricular program includes math, science, reading, following directions, and more; they learn about baking via practical application of those skills. After the 50-minute presentation, kids can't wait to bake; they're eager to use and share their newfound knowledge by baking for others, and they get to eat some of their 'homework'. The results are beautiful, and taste great!"
Students will go home with ingredients (including King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour), baking skills, and the confidence to bake two loaves of bread by themselves – one to enjoy with their family and another to bring back to school to share with their community. The learning continues as students experience the joy and satisfaction that comes from helping others. Bread will be collected by the schools and donated to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, China Food Pantry, Newmarket Food Pantry, Newmarket Mules Mission, Salemhaven, Lazarus House, Nottingham Food Pantry, and Nottingham Senior Group.
The free Bake for Good: Kids Learn Bake Share Program has reached over 235,000 fourth- through seventh-grade students across the country. "We're training the next generation of community-minded bakers!" says Gray. "Kids say it feels good to give back."
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