One day recently, I read The Little Red Hen to the kids. This is a story I remember from my childhood since my mom really wanted to impress upon her three children that if we wished to share in the reward, we must work! I think she wanted more help- she did have three children 5 and under. I totally relate!
What Do People Do All Day and read the last few pages in the book about making bread. They found it very amusing that the little mouse who put in too much yeast had his bread turn out twice the size of the oven itself. When I told them we would go make some bread, they were very concerned: “Big bread or small bread, mommy?” I reassured them that we would make small bread and they were excited to help. So, with the help of small eager hands who measured and poured ingredients into a bread machine, dough was mixed together. Then we baked our bread in the oven. It turned out delicious and we had a great time!