Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Build-a-House for Snack

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We have been doing a lot of building lately, like our gingerbread creation and
                                 cardboard play house.
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So we brought building to the snack table and had the children build a cracker
house.  We worked in shape identification by using triangle and rectangle crackers.
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The children could use cream cheese if they desired.  There were mixed vegetables, dill pickles and shredded cheese available to use for windows, doors and snow.  The last picture shows cheese laying across the rectangle cracker.  When I asked the child to tell me about his house, he said the cheese were windows.  Ah like an apartment building.
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We have been using this method of ‘reading’ a recipe for several months and the children show independence and confidence as they sit down to build their snack.