In the toddlers today we decided to make fruit skewers today. We were able to focus on colours, patterns, taste, numeracy as well as developing our fine motor skills.
Firstly, we washed our fruit
We picked from a selection of strawberries, apples, grapes and bananas
We used our fingers to carefully thread the fruit onto our skewers creating patterns
It can be quite tricky but we all persevered
The fruit is very tasty
Happy children enjoying their snack 😁
The toddlers decided they would like to make some banana cakes for their snack. Great for developing fine motor skills practice following instructions and turn taking and also introducing new words. First we mashed up our banana. “It’s squishy and cold”
Next we measured out our flour and baking powder using the scales. ” I can see the numbers going up” “I see number 3 that’s my age “
“I need to measure how much I put in”
Next comes the egg I“ you need to put two in “
Into the oven. I “ These will be tasty” I can’t wait for snack” A“I wonder if I will be able to taste the banana “ “ How long do we need to put them in for”The children were great at waiting for their turn to add the ingredients. They worked together to guess which ingredient would be added next. They were very enthusiastic about making the cakes and looking forward to seeing and tasting the finished banana cake.
The children in the home room asked to make some fruit smoothies.
So we searched for a recipe on the computer and the children made a list of ingredients.
- 15 Strawberries
- 2 Banana’s
- 250ml Orange juice
- Large mixing bowl
- Chopping board
- Sharp Knife (for adult)
- Hand blender
- Measuring jug
We spoke about the dangers when using our equipment and how to be safe using it.
“First we need to chop the fruit up and add it to the bowl”
“We need to measure the orange juice,we need a measuring jug”
“now blend it together”
The children enjoyed their delicious smoothies and are now going to add the recipe in to our very own Cart mill Recipe book.
Today the children have enjoyed tasting different types of fruit. We sat together and discussed the different sizes, colours and weights of the fruit . We managed to put the fruit in order from smallest to biggest and the we pointed to the fruits that we knew the name of. We discovered that the biggest one was called a pomegranate and that it tasted yummy!
We also tried some lemons and limes! “don’t like it” some children said , others enjoyed the taste. The favourite was oranges and strawberries. We tried passion fruit it was “yucky”.
The children were very engaged and this gave them the opportunity to socialise and and practise new words and language skills. We look forward to trying lots more foods and tastes another day.
The toddlers are growing vegetables in our nursery garden and wondered what they could make with them. They decided on vegetable soup. We discussed how to use our knives safely when chopping our vegetables. We talked about the different types of vegetables we were using.
The toddlers are Developing essential skills, following instructions, measuring using fine motor skills developing hand eye coordination learning early maths and science.
Today we made snack for everyone round the campfire.
We had some delicious pancakes which Val very kindly made for us. We had to remember or safety rules round the fire.
“The pancakes were yummy, I had one and some milk”
It’s been a warm day today and we have had lots of opportunities to keep hydrated while out in the garden.
We have had lots of fun in the garden this week with lovely spring sunshine coming out to play with us! Please remember to put sun cream on in the morning before nursery and a bottle of sunscreen in your child’s bag along with a hat. Please label them both.