Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Bunny Snack

Everyday our program provides snack but at least once a week we make a special snack.  Either bake something or build something.  Today we built a Bunny Muffin.
Visual recipes are great for reading skills.  They learn to read the recipe by following the steps. In building their own snack they are learning about numbers and counting, shapes and placement of facial features.  When you start looking deeper into what they are learning with this simple activity it's quite amazing.  A few more are; knife skills, sharing with others at the table,  taking only what is needed.  I'm sure you could think of a few more still.
1.  Start with 1/2 of a half of english muffin.
2. We used regular cream cheese and we had strawberry cream cheese too.
3. Carrot coins would work great for eyes but we used cheerios.
4. A triangle nose. Lots of shapes to talk about when making this snack.
5. The slightly curly chow mien noodles made terrific whiskers.
6. Finally the ears.  We used cheese slices to make nice, long, floppy ears.
I printed the step by step pictures on to one sheet and left them on the table.
Not every step was followed by everyone and that's what choice is all about.