Baking bread is such a fun activity to do with kids. Measuring, scooping and kneading provides so many wonderful sensory and fine motor opportunities. Besides, who can resist a house that smells like baking bread. Baking bread with kids can sound intimidating, but thanks to this easy bread recipe it is not. People are really impressed when you tell them you baked your own bread. I don’t know why, but try it and see for yourself.


1 package active dry yeast

1 1/4 cup milk, warm 110 to 115 degrees

1/4 cup honey

1/8 cup melted butter

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups all purpose flour


    1. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees.

    2. Dissolve one package of yeast into a bowl of the warmed milk. Next add the honey, melted butter, and salt. Mix to combine.
    3. Add 3 cups of flour and mix with hands until a soft dough forms. Use additional flour for dusting.

    4. Place the dough on a floured surface and begin kneading for about 10 minutes.

    5. When you are done kneading, place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it. Place the bowl in a warm place so it can rise and double. This will take about an hour.

    6. Next, punch down the dough and place it in a greased loaf pan. Cover the dough and place in a warm place for another 30 minutes until it rises and doubles.

    7. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 190 degrees. You may need to cover the top with foil if it gets too brown. Remove from pan when done and allow to cool.