- some premade crescent rolls
- two types of filling – preferably those you can count like raisins, chocolate chips, or nuts. We used caramel filled chocolate chips and chocolate sprinkles.
- baking sheet and parchment paper
How to Set It Up & Learn a Little
- Open the dough package and place the triangles on the cookie sheet.
- I like to joke around and say things like “OK, time to fill these ovals.” My kids will laugh and say, “No, no, these are triangles!” Then I keep it going saying ” Oh, you are so right, of course, these are triangles, look they have eight sides!” I am being silly and they are “teaching” me about triangles.
Time To Bake & Learn Some More
The recipe is pretty simple. Just fill the rolls with the chocolate chips and sprinkles, roll, and bake. I had no specific lesson plan, but I did provide the sprinkles and chocolate chips knowing that some learning would emerge. Sure enough, it did.
The five-year-old immediately started making patterns. These croissants were so packed with “learning” I was worried they wouldn’t bake!
The three-year-old carefully added the chocolate chips and counted them one by one. I made sure to ask ” Which has more?” After that, the 5-year-old took over as the teacher and started asking “Can you point to the triangle with two?” and so on.
Roll the croissants and bake according to the package directions. Cool and eat.
I hope this shows you what an adventure in learning baking can be, even when it’s not from scratch!