Cooking and Baking
We always include cooking and baking in our Kindergarten classrooms. As well as being fun, cooking with children gives them the chance to be introduced to fresh, healthy food and helps them to develop healthy eating habits. Hands on cooking activities help children develop confidence and skill. Following recipes encourages children to be self-directed and independent, and it also teaches them to follow directions and develop problem-solving skills. Fine motor and eye-hand coordination skills develop by chopping, mixing, squeezing, and spreading. It also allows children the opportunity to use the knowledge they have and apply it by counting, measuring, following a sequence, following directions, and cause and effect.