Cooking in the classroom is a great opportunity to work on several of our educational components as well as social skills.
Math skills can be developed through measuring, counting and the understanding of time and sequencing.
Science can be explored and talks about reactions, our five senses, mixing and consistency of ingredients are all wonderful and hands on learning experiences.
For the recipe we used:
Vanilla pudding mix (bag of bones)
Milk colored green (dragon's milk)
Marshmallows (ghost's toes)
Butterscotch or peanut butter morsels (warts)
Small gummy worms
What other ingredients could you use?
Literacy and Math are explored during the process of cooking. Vocabulary and sequencing are examples of this.
Social skills are refined as we talk about manners and patience, taking turns and not licking the mixing spoon.