#1 helped me make some baked goods last week. Since she's such "a big kid now" and "can do it herself" I let her measure and stir without assistance. Though it took everything I had not to do it myself or correct her.
What's a little flour? It was a nice time together and we had enough flour for the bread, the cake and the counter (and the floor)!
Cooking was also a good way to get some reading in, practice measuring and work on fractions.