Monday, March 26, 2012

Cooking Corn Bread- Learn to Count

Cooking is a great way for kids to learn science and math without knowing it. They cut, measure, and calculate halves and doubles of recipies. They learn about weights and measures; teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, gallons, liters, pounds and ounces.

This week my five year old and I made corn bread with zucchini. She poured in each cup and teaspoon and counted as we went. Then we took turns stirring the mixture. I often try stirring with my left hand to remind me how difficult the simple activity of stirring can be for a child.


 Delicious!

Tuesday Tots Hearth & Soul Hop

2 comments:

  1. Yum! We are new to corn bread, but love making and eating it already! We will have to try adding zucchini too. And good idea to try stirring with your left hand.

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  2. my grandmother had the funniest recipe - "you do equal corn meal and flour - an egg- some buttermilk - how much? until it's the right consistency - a pinch of salt - add water if you need to - place into seasoned cast iron skillet & cook in hot oven at 400 - how long? until it's done" how do you know? "smells done" Thanks for linking up to kids in the kitchen!

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