Experiential Learning - is a body of theory centered around learning by doing. Skills of self-sufficiency and leadership are easily facilitated by creating activities where kids can slowly but surely do things on their own.
Cake project pictured here - great example. It was Haywood's birthday and the activity here was a - (Make Your Own Cake Kid) - all set up and ready to go. Both kiddos learned how to frost a mini double layer cake, a sweet skill for little hands. Both loved the activity and they loved the self-created cakes. Learning by doing is a fabulous tool to give any kid.