Another popular activity this week was cooking. The children were invited to help make cheese scones on Wednesday – weighing out the various ingredients, helping add them to the mixing bowl, mixing the ingredients together, and then rolling out the mixture and cutting it into circles. The children really enjoyed helping to cook - it enabled them to use numbers as they weighed and measured the different ingredients, as well as using different tools such as mixing spoons, rolling pins and cutters. It also introduced simple science concepts as children observed how the different ingredients combined to form a wet doughy mixture and how this changed once the scones were cooked.
We were also busy in the garden. The wet weather hasn’t stopped us having fun with a focus on group games requiring children to listen and follow simple instructions. Children were asked to run around and then, on hearing a whistle, had to either; freeze, jump up and down on the spot, hop on one leg, stretch up high etc. We’ve also revisited some old favourites, including, ‘Duck, Duck, Goose.
New words we have learned this week:
During cooking, children learnt that combining the flour and butter with their fingertips is called, ‘rubbing’.
Ideas to continue this weeks’ fun at home
Why not cook together at home – it’s great fun and you could find that a fussy eater may be more inclined to sample a dish that they’ve helped create!