- Cristi Wuenschel
Learning About Chopping & Stirring with Preschoolers
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This week with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time), we're exploring In the Kitchen. We are continuing to talk about cooking and today's topic is Chop & Stir.
Our discussion question was, "What sounds do we hear when we chop and stir?"
For snack we made pudding. We had chocolate and butterscotch pudding and they stirred it together in their bowls.
They used a table knife to cut bananas and they added it to their bowl. They loved the activity and it was mighty tasty too!
The children also had a wonderful time during centers today. At the art center, we practiced Stirring Colors using paint.
Color mixing is perfect for learning about physical science as well as visual arts with preschool-aged learners.
Each of these wonderful invitation to create activities also includes questions to get children thinking.
What do you think will happen if you mix red and yellow together?
How can you stir with the spoon and leave swirls?
What happens if you put glitter on the paint and then stir it?
Another favorite today was the Slice & Count math activity from Experience Early Learning.
We used playdough and counting mats to count how many slices we were cutting and then placed the sliced playdough on the numbered bowl cards.
This activity was great for helping the children to practice number sense, fine motor skills, and even measurement.
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to as we continue learning about Health & Fitness with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).