Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!
Set up items to make a trail mix today (of course, be aware of allergies).
Place each item in its own bowl with a spoon or scoop.
The children go from item to item and scoop some into a ziplock baggie.
Suggested items: raisins, dried fruit, pretzels, mini marshmallows, Chex cereal.
EXTENSION: Create picture cards with numbers to let the children know how many scoops or spoonfuls of each item to place in their baggies.
Chuck Wagon Stew
For this activity, you can have the children bring in an ingredient: A cooked potato; a cooked carrot; 1 stalk of celery, can of vegetable or chicken broth, onion, etc.
Have the children place their ingredient into a crockpot.
Turn on and enjoy for a snack.
Or, you can purchase vegetable soup. I've had vegetarians in the class for several years, however, if you do not, you could make a beef stew.
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