M and M have been begging me to let them into the kitchen. They are both pretty impulsive. Having one of them in there is a fun learning experience, having both grabbing at ingredients is torture for me! So I put together a clever little plan. I have been letting them both pick a recipe and help cook one meal a week.
This time I took it a little further with Big M. He picked this recipe.
To make the list of ingredients we would need, we looked through old grocery ads for pictures. Big M cut out the items he found.
Once home, Big M helped put the recipe together. Yum, what a fun and healthy snack. Great reward for such hard work.
Tips (to maximize learning): 1. Make this a separate shopping trip. Only buy items for the recipe you’re working on. That way the process stays short and simple. 2. If your little one isn’t writing yet, find more pictures in magazines or online. 3. While in the store talk about the different sections: Dairy, Produce, Frozen Foods etc.
Do you take your kids grocery shopping? How do you add a little learning into the process?
This post is a part of the GROCERY lesson plan.
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