Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kids in the Kitchen

I was looking for a letter opener this morning, and found these old photos instead. What memories they bring to my mind! It looks like this was a cooking day for the boys. The eldest looks like he was busy making pin wheel biscuits. And the youngest was trying his hand at a similar recipe where raisins and brown sugar are hidden in the middle of a biscuit before it’s baked. Each bite was like a little surprise when the sweet raisins were found. It was all serious fun and good eats!  Cooking with kids in the kitchen can be a great way to apply learning.  Measuring, reading recipes, following instructions, describing foods and flavors, exploring the senses of touch, taste, and smell are all skills that can be developed with food experiences.  Math, reading, social studies, history, and even spelling can be taught to kids of all ages in a room as familiar as the kitchen.   Add a cooking activity to your lessons plans.  I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

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