Every week in Nursery we bake bread. The children thoroughly enjoy the process, watching the dough rise and then vigorously kneading and stretching the dough. The actions used to knead roll and stretch the dough are strengthening their hand muscles, an essential part of preparing little hands for writing. The children shape their rolls and then get to take them home for lunch. Sometimes we use our bread dough and ingredients grown in the garden to create pizzas which has been a very popular activity, especially the eating part!