On Friday 25th October 2013 Ms. Jolene had a cooking activity along with her children which was based on the topic of shapes. This activity was an extension to the previous activities done from the book of Abacus.
The resources used where shape cutters as well as blunt knives that are safe to be used by the children. We also used recycled boxes to store the bread in and plates for the children to place their bread on.
The ingredients used where: strawberry jam, apricot jam and rectangle tramezzini
All the children had a rectangular tramezzina each apart from that they also had three different shape cutters, a square, a triangle and a circle. After cutting the shapes, the children spread the jam on the different shapes.
The aim of this activity was:
- To explore the four different shapes which are : a circle, a square, a triangle and the rectangle of the tramezzini
- To count the sides of the square and the triangle
- To understand that a circle has no sides
- To explore the tastes and colours of two different types of jams