Thu 10 Jan, 2013 04:08 am
Preschool activities are all about fun, lighthearted, hands-on experiences. Children are learning to use their senses, flex their creative muscles and express themselves without inhibition. The holidays are a perfect time to create and employ these types of activities. One way to celebrate the holidays with a preschool class is by making, baking and decorating holiday cookies.
Preschoolers are old enough to be involved in the process of mixing ingredients. Taking them through each step will help them understand the baking process from beginning to end, which is the way most young people best comprehend information. Make a list of ingredients on the board before the mixing begins. Ask preschoolers if they know what each ingredient is. Ask them what each feels like, looks like, smells like and tastes like. Show the class each ingredient and explain what part it plays in the cookie-making process. Finally, ask them why they think making holiday cookies might be a good idea. They can decorate the cookies with holiday colors and images, and give them to family and friends. As you begin, divide preschoolers into even teams. Have an adult supervisor help each team measure and mix the dough.
Thanks a lot!