Preschool Cooking Activities

How to incorporate Math, Language, Motor Skills.....etc

Engaging young children in Preschool cooking activities is not a difficult task if you have easy recipes to follow.

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What happens when a child gets involve in the kitchen?

When a child gets involve in the kitchen, he learns more than just making a meal. He learns Math, Science, Language, Gross and Fine Motor Skills and he builds self confidence.

Benefits when engaging a child in Preschool Cooking Activities:

  • He enhances his gross and fine motor skills
    • When he cuts the food into pieces, he learns to handle a knife safely
    • When he transfers ingredients from the bottle / bowl, he strengthens his finger grip which is essential for writing skills
    • When he carries a plate of food, he learns to hold it upright without spilling.
    • When he cleans the table, he uses his whole arm, enhancing his gross motor skill

  • He learns Math
    • When he takes out the ingredients according to the specified quantity required, he learns counting
    • When he cuts the food into pieces, he learns division
    • When he has too much and needs to remove some, he learns subtraction, or vice-versa, addition
    • When he follows recipe instructions, he learns sequencing
    • When checks the quantities and weights, he learns measurement

  • He develops his self confidence
    • The time spent with the teachers / parents in a happy and relaxed environment brings security and love to the child.
    • The process of creating and putting together the food adds colour and creativity
    • The final product grants satisfaction and accomplishment without a doubt (though it may look like a mess to an adult)

  • He develops his language skill
    • Talking while working is a great way to apply new words
    • He learns new vocabulary from the ingredients you use.
    • He translates various feeling of joy into words & sentences

  • Vocabulary you can use while cooking:

    • delicious
    • mouthwatering
    • appetizing
    • tasty
    • scrumptious
    • finger-licking
    • melt-in-your-mouth
    • nutritious
    • edible / non-edible
    • palatable

  • When food didn't turn out right, instead of saying:
    disgusting, gross, yucky, icky, or simply bad,
    try these vocabulary :

    • bland
    • insipid
    • flavorless
    • unpalatable
    • rancid
    • moldy
    • rotten,
    • spoiled
    • unfit for human consumption

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This is easy enough for any preschoolers to make and it is soooooo good! In a regular sized Pyrex dish (what I use) you take one package of cream …

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