Name of activity
Size and age of group
Three children aged between 2 and 4.
Aim of activity
Experience and have the opportunity to play with natural ingredients and eat the salad children made afterwards.. Encourage creativity and encourage personal preferences. Parallel play and group Piles/Spice
Develop fine motor skills by using hands and fingers peel the fruit, grasp the knife to cut the fruit in pieces. Develop body co-ordination.
Learn about the ingredients' texture unpeeled and peeled.
Learn about smells of ingredients on their own and when mixed together. Develop a sense of how ingredients look on their own and when cut and mixed together. INTELLECTUAL:
Learn how to concentrate on one task until completion.
Learn how to solve problems if the dough becomes too sticky etc. by learning which ingredient should be added. Learn concepts of volume, weight and properties of ingredients such as liquid, powder, etc. LANGUAGE:
Introduce new words: liquid, soft, hard, thick, thin, shape names such as round, square, numbers for how many different type of fruit is being used and how many pieces is cut into. Talk together as a group describing what they are doing and if they are enjoying. Ask what is their favourite fruit. Listen and follow instructions.
To be able to express their feelings while peeling, cutting and eventually eating the salad. SOCIAL COMMUNICATION:
Learning to share ingredients.
Taking turns in using the ingredients and give turn to the child who has not done the activity yet. Area where activity will take place
On a table.
Equipment and material needed
1 plastic chop board to share. 3 bowls to contain the cut salad plus 1 plate to contain the fruit's skin. 3 children knives. Napkins. Preparation before start the activity
Make sure none of the children are allergic to any of the ingredients. Health & Safety
Wash hands before...