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Junior Wild About Cooking (Flex): Holiday Treats

Looking for sweet treats to create this holiday season? Join me in the kitchen to create recipes to share with friends and family!
Erin Girard, M. Ed
929 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times


Mon, Dec 5

Dec 5 – 30 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon, Dec 12

Dec 12, 2022 – Jan 6, 2023 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon, Dec 19

Dec 19, 2022 – Jan 13, 2023 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon, Dec 26

Dec 26, 2022 – Jan 20, 2023 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon, Jan 9, 2023

Jan 9 – Feb 3, 2023 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

At the end of the classes, students will:
-be able to describe the process of making homemade hot chocolate
-be able to identify the steps in creating pumpkin spice
-be able to recall the steps to making pumpkin butter
-be able to demonstrate the creation of the Peppermint Bark
-be able to paraphrase the steps of making homemade bread in a bag
-be able to name the steps of the recipe in a cranberry orange cookie recipe
-be able to label recipe cards
-be able identify three keys to a great grocery list
-be able to explain how items are priced
Since my twins were extremely young, they have always been in the kitchen with me cooking and creating. We learned to adapt recipes to fit our dietary needs as one of my daughters was diagnosed with severe food allergies as a toddler.
Students will make  the class recipes and post about their results in the classroom. Students will also have discussion questions to answer as well as activities to complete about grocery shopping and recipes. 

Students will also be asked to clean up their work area and to taste test what they make!
An ingredient and cooking tools list will be provided by the teacher each week of the class. Items such as flour, sugar, butter, pumpkin puree, and more will be used in this class. Students can use a mixer, stand, handheld, or mix ingredients with mixing bowls and spoons. Baking dishes, measuring cups, measuring spoons are also examples of tools needed.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
  • YouTube
  • EdPuzzle
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
By enrolling in the class, families accept full responsibility for their learner's safety which includes but not limited to kitchen materials and the ingredients. 

Parental guidance is requested/needed in assisting the student in the kitchen as students will be using items like a stove, oven, knives, etc.  Families are responsible for student safety in the kitchen 

Families are responsible for making necessary changes to recipes to avoid allergens. Families need to notify Erin Girard ASAP about any potential allergies. Substitutions can be made for a majority of the recipes. Each family is responsible for knowing what ingredients their family can have. Please contact the instructor for any questions.

Videos are posted via teacher's private Youtube channel to the classroom. Videos can be watched in the classroom without leaving Outschool's website. Ed Puzzle is optional for extension activities. 


Erin Girard, M. Ed
Lives in the United States
Teacher, Homeschool Mama, & Life Long Learner
929 total reviews
667 completed classes

About Me

Erin Girard is an experienced classroom teacher with 20 years of experience teaching and working with children in a variety of settings including public schools, classroom teaching, special education, and outdoor education. Erin holds a B.A. and a... 
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