Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Planning for the Cooking Experience

At first, cooking projects should have few steps such as taking peas out of a pod (children 3 - 5), making a pudding, popping corn, or making cranberry sauce in order to give the children the experience of working with food. The careful washing and preparing of vegetables and fruits is another single activity.

Gradually, the experience should become more complex by incorporating more steps.

Always be receptive to children's suggestions if they are within reason as to what they would like to make.

Be alert to many ideas for food preparation which arise spontaneously out of other activities and experiences.

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