Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Strawberries were on sale...



My Little One has been hungry allot lately, so to meet the constant begging for food throughout the morning from him, I created a food prep activity: cutting and serving strawberries! Plus strawberries were on sale. *Note: Little One eats a good b'fast and is in no way actually HUNGRY he just loves to eat. It's comforting, as is often the case for many growing bodies, but I just want to be clear: he is not actually suffering in any way, shape or form.

The set up (pictured) shows a purple vest (with the contact paper strawberry), the vest was for the person preparing the strawberries for serving. As a visual cue for the other children waiting. This was a very popular activity! WOW! I'm going to have to create more food prep. works. We went through TWO containers of berries today!
What do you do in your classrooms? Ideas are welcomed, thank you.
In PEACE,
Montessori Mama

1 comment:

Tracy said...

oooh- food prep works are ALWAYS favorites with us. I have 3-6's so don't know if these would all work with your little guys but here's what we do. Just for the PL practice and to make it fun I often offer forks and knives for eating snack that doesn't really call for it such as cantaloupe, watermelon, and bananas. Today we did a fun one. At one station we had grinding graham crackers (yes it's Gg week) I had the kids put grahams into a ziploc and crush them with a rolling pin then dump the crumbs in a bowl. Could also use a mortar and pestle. Snack was banana halves. After peeling they could eat plain or do it the crazy Miss Tracy way with a fork and knife ( they all did). For something different they could take a scoop of the GC crumbs and dip the nana pieces in. Everyone loved this. I got the GC idea online somewhere and can't remember where to credit the person.

We regularly do PB& J or cream cheese and J sandwiches-prepare your own of course. also ceareal with milk (yep pour your own)

Last year I stole Susan Dyer's idea (moveable alphabet) and let them cut and serve pickles to friends. They loved this work and I need to set it up again now that I think of it.

A huge favorite is yogurt color mixing. 2 small cups of different primary colors (vanilla with a little food color) that make up a featured color. They mix and eat.

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