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Covering the general practice of baking, these resources will help you with everything from learning how to wash your hands, to identifying
age-specific kitchen tasks.
Offering a diverse collection of educational resources in the form of lesson plans, fun activities, and age-specific recipes. We offer access to baking help lines, baking products suited to make your life a little easier, as well as information about nutrition and wellness.

Ask The Experts

How to Wash

The Thrill of the Skill

Ten Tips for Baking Succes

Bake for Funds

Early - Bakeworks

Elementary - Quilt Cake

High School - Cookie Capers

Elementary - Let's Wrap

No Kid Hungry

Measurement Guide

Cooking Skills Checklist

Baking for Special Needs

Fight Bac!




Encourage families to bake together with the Baking with Friends book winner of four national awards. The Home Baking Association encourages families to spend time together in the kitchen. The Home Baking Association encourages families to spend time together in the kitchen.

Baking is an inexpensive family activity that provides opportunities for families to share baking traditions, recipes and family heritage that can be handed down through each generation. Recipes, baking activities and resources are provided to help families create new baking memories and traditions. From toddler to grandparent – baking is the perfect family activity!

General - Baking with Kids: Tips to Create Baking Memories

Beginner - Red Velvet Cupcakes: Download recipe & card

Intermediate - Carrot Cranberry Bread: Delicious whole grain

Advanced - All the Stops Chocolate Cake: A delicious dessert!

Camp Fire USA’s out-of-school-time, camps and club programs have shared educational opportunities for staff and volunteers with the Home Baking Association over the past 15 years. Workshops, Hold on to Health resources and Reality Foods activities shared by Camp Fire council staff are partner programs.

Reality Foods Lessons

HBA Resources Order Form

A Baker’s Dozen Labs

The Home Baking Association is proud to work with BGCA Health and Life Skills staff to offer Portable Kitchen resources that build STEM + Arts activities and lessons for clubs, camps and classrooms that do not have kitchens. Thank you BGCA for letting HBA support your mission “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

Portable Kitchen

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A Baker’s Dozen Labs


The Home Baking Association is excited to work with early child hood educators through workshops at NAEYC and Parents as Teachers. paragraph explains the Home Baking Association relationship with NAEYC, giving several examples of how the organizations have partnered over the years. The link provided leads visitors to a special page containing all materials created in cooperationwith, and for NAEYC.

BakeWorks lesson

NAEYC Power point

Pumpkin Pancake Book and Bake

Baking with Friends pdf lesson (Confetti Cornbread)

The Thrill of Skill pdf

Baking Skills pdf

How to Wash pdf


Ten Tips pdf

HBA Resources Order Form

A Baker’s Dozen Labs

4-H fosters a “learn by doing” program reaching youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities providing opportunities for youth to learn skills in baking and through community leadership and service share skills learned with others. The Home Baking Association staff and members have provided hands-on baking session sessions at National 4-H Congress.

Baking Around the World (4-H Congress)

Bakers Lend a Humane Hand

Kitchen Science: Baking for Special Needs

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A Baker’s Dozen Labs

Dough Shaping Workshop

Workshop Recipe

Bread Shaping for Fun

Thanksgiving Bread Centerpiece Image


Tom Turkey Bread Centerpiece

Thrill of the Skill

Dough Sculpting 101

HBA Resource Order Form

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) middle and high school advisers and chapter teen leaders are some of HBA’s earliest education partners. Baking, food science and culinary skills resources support more than 25 education standards for the Family & Consumer Sciences classroom and FCCLA Family’s First, Power of One, Student Body and Financial Fitness programs.

Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry

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A Baker’s Dozen Labs

The Portable Kitchen resources are a fit for STEM and life-skill competencies in after-school programs. HBA’s workshops and member test kitchens, A Baker’s Dozen Labs, Baking Glossary science experiments and Portable Kitchens all provide tested resources for NAA professionals.

HBA Members

HBA Glossary

Portable Kitchens

Yeast Experiment 1


Yeast Experiment 2

HBA Resources Order Form

A Baker’s Dozen Labs

Fun With Foods-After School and Summer Learning Program

Reality Foods lessons


 

Thrill of Skill

Tips for Baking Success with Children


Food Skills Check-list

Safe Kitchen Check-list

Bake for Good

USDA Smart Snacks In Schools

Smart Snacks: All Foods Q&A

Cookie Capers - High School Lesson

Cookie Capers - Middle School Lesson

6 Things You Should Know About Wheat

Gluten in the Diet

Flour Tortillas Activity & Recipe

Fad Diets

Why Learn to Bake?

Reaching Your Healthy Weight

Rainbow Sugar Resource


Even when you don’t have a kitchen or oven, all ages can build food skills, math, literacy and ingredient science! The Portable Kitchen features a blue print to compile your own Portable Kitchen crates and table-top food lessons and activities for all ages.

Find many more in A Baker’s Dozen Baking Lab Manual.

Pumpkin Power Book and Bake

Thrill of Skill


Portable Kitchen

HBA Resource Order Form


Gift Tags

More Gift Tags

Baking Certificate

Memory Game


Kitchen Leavening Science with Waffles

Yeast Experiment 1


Yeast Experiment 2

Cookie Science

Early American Holiday Puddings

Salt Savvy

Lavash Cracker Bread

Kitchen Science

Baking is a Science


Encourage families to bake together with this Award winning book!

Each book sells for $20
Earn $5.00 for each book sold
FREE Sales and Ordering Forms
Purchase Orders Accepted
Case orders only
10 or 20 books per case

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Each year the Home Baking Association awards outstanding educators in classrooms and communities who engage individuals, families and communities with the many educational benefits baking provides for personal, family or professional development.

To view past winners, click here


To view entry information, click here

Order educational baking resources from the Home Baking Association for your home or classroom. Download our order form today and get started baking!

Payment can be made online using a major credit card, and checks and purchase orders are accepted as well. Plea.se allow 3-4 weeks delivery

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The Home Baking Association Writer's Guild provides opportunities for leading cookbook authors and food industry writers to contribute to HBA resources.

The Lewis and Clark Food Journal

Nancy Baggett - Cookie Chronicles