Make Rice Krispy Treats:
The child can help measure the cereal and marshmallows in cups after finding
the number in the recipe on the box. After preparation, the child can help help put
the mix into a square, rectangular or round (circle) pan. Let the child help
decide how many servings to make...
"Should we make 3 or 4 cuts this way?"
many the other way?"
"How many squares (or rectangles) did we cut?"
They can be
counted as they are put onto a serving plate too.
Again, find the numbers in the recipe on the box and have the child help
with the measuring. Count the cups of water going in while the child stirs.
Decide the shape of the dish to use. If you put less water in, you can cut the
jello into squares or other shapes (try triangles!) You can also cut the jello
with hollow cookie cutters.
Teach shapes by cutting a sandwich into different shapes - squares,
rectangles or triangles. You can use a hollow cookie cutter to make a circle
sandwich. Let the child choose and name the shapes.
They're pretty easy to make - for a grown-up, anyway. Pour out a number on
the skillet - it will have to be backwards! Let it cook a bit until it has
browned a little. Then pour a regular pancake over the number. When you flip it,
you'll see a number in the pancake! Making letters, hearts and faces is fun too!
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