How we make our own snacks in preschool

Cooking in the classroom can be challenging, but it can also be fun!  Our children love any opportunity to take part in preparing their own snack.  So it was no surprise that our pre-k students were so eager to make their own banana pudding cups for snack.  They would like to share with you how they made their own snack in preschool today... First we opened a box of instant pudding and dumped it into [...]

By | January 29th, 2014|Categories: Cooking|Tags: , |8 Comments

Measuring and mixing with a dash of new vocabulary in preschool

After reading "Blueberries for Sal," we became "bakers" as one of my students observed and our little bakers made some blueberry muffins... We explored different kinds of measuring tools and cooking terms as we worked together to make our blueberry muffins... Our bakers took turns measuring and pouring in the different ingredients... Cooking presents such a great opportunity to introduce math, language, and new vocabulary... As we worked to measure and mix, we used words like ingredients, [...]

The challenge of cooking in preschool

Cooking in preschool can be a challenging process - especially when you have 1 teacher to 10 three year olds. Every one wants a turn to stir, pour, crack an egg, and everyone wants to stick their finger in the batter no matter how many times they are told that they need to keep their hands on the outside of the bowl:) But even with all of these challenges, these brave teachers invest the time [...]