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    In the Kitchen



    Songs, Books, and Stories

    Special Activities


    The kitchen is a place to store, prepare, and cook food for us to eat.

    In the Kitchen by Susan Canizares and Betsey Chessen


    We will make a list of things we think we will find in a kitchen. We will then take a tour of the center kitchen and we will make a collage of food pictures.


    Cooking in the kitchen can be messy!  Messes need to be cleaned up.

    Kitchen Dance by Maurie J. Manning

    “This is the Way We Wash the Dishes”

    We will wash dishes in the sensory table today.


    Sometimes people eat in their kitchens, but sometimes they pack a lunch to eat outside.

    Picnic by John Burningham

    “Let’s Pack a Picnic Basket”

    We will pack a picnic in a picnic basket and enjoy it under our tree.


    Many kitchen ingredients can be mixed together to make muffins.

    If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff

    “Can You Find the Muffin Man?”

    Today we will work together to mix ingredients for muffins.


    A kitchen can have many appliances that help us prepare food.

    Brownie and Pearl Grab a Bite by Cynthia Rylant


    We will slice bananas and use them to make smoothies.

    Changes to the Environment

    The dramatic play area will become a bakery.  For art we will paint with potato mashers and we will use cookie cutters in playdough for sensory play. We will build with foam blocks this week for construction play and for small motor play we will cut with scissors.  For large motor play we will do some dancing.

    Special Notes