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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Making mouse traps

Today Donna and the children made  some ‘mouse traps’, a great way to warm us up as it was so cold! Daniel, Hvar and Brendon were todays main chefs in our kitchen.

What great concentration the children demonstrated as they listened to and followed the instructions (recipe).

All our chefs had a go at carefully grating the cheese.

Cooking enables children to use and become familiar with new tools and equipment and helps master skills. When all the mouse traps were made we met outside for some shared kai, served by Donna our waitress!

Cooking at Kindergarten encourages children to try new foods and learn about nutrition.

It also enables children to learn that cooking is a process and requires a systematic approach.

Through cooking children learn about the relevance of maths in relation to real life e.g measurement, quantity.

Cooking helps build and grow relationships as children can be the teacher or learner and as they cook for and share the food with others.

Mouse trap recipe:
Heat the oven to 220c and heat the oven tray at the same time, as it needs to be hot.
Use a thin scrape of margarine on a slice of bread, add a thin spread of marmite, and top with a little grated cheese.
Place on hot oven tray and bake 8-10 minutes till golden and crunchy.
These can keep in an airtight container as well and are great for lunch boxes.



TracyP said...

mmm yum yum! Abbey has requested we make some of these at home please mummy!! A kiwi classic snack!

Molly said...

Yum! What a great Idea!