Saturday, March 9, 2013

Graham cracker crushing

In our food prep area this week, we introduced "graham cracker crushing."  Here the child takes the tray to their work area, puts on an apron, washes hands and places a banana and a graham cracker on the tray.  They put the graham cracker in the mortar and pestle and grind it up.  Then, they peel the banana and slice it with the knife.  Using a toothpick, they dip a banana slice into the disposable bowl and eat!  Having multiple steps within activities helps the child learn how to follow directions and organize thoughts!  What a yummy way to do so!

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