I know many of you struggle to find the time (and resources) to cook in your classrooms. One suggestion might be to invite one or two parents to be “chef of the month” and come in and cook with your class. If you can relate the food experience with learning goals (science, math, reading, etc.) your administration will be much more supportive. It would also be good to send home copies of recipes so families can repeat the experience with their children.
Here’s an example of a recipe that is simple, economical, nutritional, and offers a wide range of learning experiences.
You will need:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Take 4 cups and put a little milk in each.
3. Add 2 drops of food coloring to each cup.
4. Use the colored milk like paint and draw a letter on the bread with a Q-tip.
6. Spread with butter.
Hint! Serve with honey, jelly, or cinnamon sugar.
Adaptations: Make shape bread, numeral bread, monster bread, etc.