Preschool Cooking Lab

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Introduction

Students will extend their knowledge of nutrition for preschoolers in this hands on lab. The students will be preparing easy, healthy snacks and examining the developmentally appropriate practices that would be used with preschoolers in a lab setting. The use of math, language, science and creativity will be integrated in this lesson. Critical thinking skills and following directions will also be emphasized.

Lesson Time

Block Period
110 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Education, Child Development, and Family Services

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California's 2008 CTE Standards
California Academic Content Standards

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Identify factors to consider when planning a cooking lab that is developmentally appropriate for children
  • List and analyze the value of self-help skills such as cooking to benefit a child's learning and self-concept
  • Demonstrate safe and sanitary practices when preparing food
  • Demonstrate proper techniques for employing simple cooking techniques with children

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