Acorns getting busy in the kitchen!
Cooking with children is a great way to encourage key skills.
- Talking about what is healthy food and unhealthy.
- Cooking and baking involves sharing and team work.
- It is a great time to link Maths in the kitchen, counting, measuring and weighing the ingredients.
- Learning to follow instructions.
- Helping children to understand how to be safe in the kitchen.
- Cooking is a good opportunity to talk about hygiene.
- Children pick up lots of new words and phrases through following recipes and general conversations around food in the kitchen.
- Finally remember to teach your child how to clean up.
At this time of year Mrs Woodall would be busy making Chocolate Nests with Acorns. If you would like to try making them at home follow the recipe below.
Remember to always supervise your child in the kitchen.
200g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
85g shredded wheat, crushed (or cereal of your choice)
2 x 100g bags mini chocolate eggs
You’ll also need cupcake cases
- Wash your hands.
- Break the chocolate into pieces. Questions: Can you count how many pieces? Is the chocolate hard or soft?
- Predict: What do you think will happen to the chocolate when we heat it? With help from an adult melt the chocolate in a small bowl placed over a pan of barely simmering water. Question: What does the chocolate look like now? Can you describe it?
- Pour the chocolate over the shredded wheat and stir well to combine.
- Spoon the chocolate wheat into 12 cupcake cases. Question: Can you count how many spoonful’s? Press the back of a teaspoon in the centre to create a nest shape.
- Place mini chocolate eggs on top of each nest. Question: What animal will hatch out of your egg? Chill the nests in the fridge for 2 hrs until set.
Remember to send your photos via learning book.
Our song today is hot cross buns.