BREAKFAST PLATE ART- Glue cereal, eggs(yellow styrafoam pieces), brown construction paper cut into strips for bacon.
PIZZA PIE ART- Make pizza's on paper plates. Provide green pepper(green paper); hamburger(brown paper); pepperoni(red paper); cheese(yellow yarn). Use onion flakes and italian seasoning. Paint the plate red for the tomato sauce. You can also sprinkle yellow glitter for the Parmesan Cheese before the glue dries.
PASTA WITH PIZZAZZ- Dip several cotton balls in brown paint and place them on waced paper to dry. Then pile cooked spaghetti noodles on a paper plate and let dry. Using red paint, color the noodles to look as though they are topped with spaghetti sauce. After the paint dries, glue the balls on the noodles.
SCIENCE- Making bread. Frozen bread dough loaves are great for this experiment. Take from freezer, put it in a greased pan. Grease the top of the loaves and cover with waxed paper. Put in a warm place. Children can observe it during the day. Bake bread when ready.
FAMILY FAVORITES- Ask the families to submit their favorite family recipes. Something nutritious, but not time consuming. Then copy and share with all the families.
EGG BEATER BUBBLES- Fill a dishpan or a large bowl half way with water. Add several drops of liquid dishwashing detergent. Show your children how to use an egg beater. Then let him/her use it to beat the water and soap into lots of bubbles.
KITCHEN TONG PICK UP- Collect a variety of small objects such as a cotton ball, a bottle cap, a button, and a crayon. Place the objects in a bowl on one side of a room and place an empty bowl on the other side of the room. Give the child a pair of kitchen tongs. Let him/her use the tongs to pick up one of the items, carry it across the room to place in the other bowl. Have the child continue until all objects have been moved across the room.
PAINTING WITH KITCHEN GADGETS- Pour small amounts of tempera paint into shallow containers. Set out a variety of kitchen gadgets like a potato masher, a funnel, a spiral type whisk, a cookie cutter a tart pan and a measuring cup. Give the children pieces of paper. Let them take turns using the various gadgets to dip in the paint and press on their paper.
STONE SOUP DAY- Read the story STONE SOUP to the children and then have a day where you and the children make stone soup. You can purchase the ingredients for the soup or ask the parents to donate one item that the children would like to have in their soup. Provide the rock. While the soup is cooking read the story to the children again. When the soup is ready serve for lunch.
COOKIE COOKBOOK- One recipe from each child, off white construction paper, and a cookie pattern. Send a note home to the family and have the child bring in their favorite cookie recipe. Type or copy each recipe onto the cookie pattern. Have a blank cookie pattern for each child so that you can ask them how they make cookies, how much flour, what do you put in it and what do you do. Write down what they say on the blank cookie pattern. Then have a cookie pattern cut out of brown or black construction paper. Use this as the cover. Use staples or a paper punch and string the book together.
Melt the margarine, add flour and sugar. Pat in an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool. Whip cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add whipped topping. Spread on crust and top with the thickened strawberries
Mix together in blender. Makes a sweet foamy drink.
Melt the chips in a double boiler. Add nuts, coconut, and noodles. Drop on waxed paper by tablespoonfuls. Refrigerate for 2 hours or longer. Makes 2 dozen.
Chop the apple, orange and banana into chunks. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the fruit dressing. Recipe follows.
Mix all the ingredients together in a blender. Serve over fruit salad.