Songs, Books, and Stories
Food is prepared in the kitchen. Food in the kitchen often changes once it is cooked, frozen, or baked.
In the Kitchen by Susan Canizares and Betsey Chessen
“Clanging Around the Kitchen”
We will make a list of the things we find in the kitchen. We will take a tour of the center kitchen. We will make a food collage.
Different utensils are used to help make food.
If You Give A Mouse a Muffin by Laura Numeroff
“Can You Find the Muffin Man?”
We will work together to make a batch of muffins.
Someone who cooks for a living is called a chef or a baker.
Meet My Neighbor the Chef by the Marc Crabtee
“Clanging Around The Kitchen”
We will use stickers and markers to create a chef’s hat.
Once food is prepared someone has to work hard to clean up the mess.
Kitchen Dance by Maurie Manning
We will work to wash dishes in the water table.
Whenever we cook we use many different ingredients.
The Baker’s Dozen by Dan Andreasen
“Fifteen Doughnuts in A Bakery Shop”
We will work as large group to cut fruit and add various ingredients to make smoothies.
Changes to the Environment
For dramatic play area will feature a bakery. For art play we will use different kitchen utensils to paint. We will use cookie cutters with playdough for sensory play. For construction play we will build with duplos. For small motor play we will cut paper with scissors and for large motor play we will dance.