Cooking is one of our regular home ed activities. Children learn measurement, time, ratios, chemistry, reading all from a simple recioe. Their fine motor skills can be tested and honed plus a huge amount of fun is had. I find these little tubes of icing (hmmm chemicals LOL) are great. They have lasted for ages and easy for little hands to use. A simple recipe such as butter biscuits or jam drops is great and I usually get the younger child to write it from the net and then the older to read it out for us. They don't even know they are learning!