Whenever I do a cooking activity with my class, I try to prep all of the materials beforehand. For an activity like this, I suggest divvying up the ingredients onto plates or into bowls so each child has his or her own set of ingredients. Then you also avoid any sticky fingers from contaminating the ingredients. Yuck!
Depending on the level of your kiddos, you can talk about kitchen safety while you prep the ingredients. I always teach the kids about washing produce, knife safety and clean hands.
You can play with the food and make different kabobs to hone in on different skills and modify to match the needs of your class.
Here are some different ways I have used kabobs:
- For some learners, the fine motor manipulation of pinching the foods and sliding them on will be the bulk of the activity.
- Ask them to make a particular pattern (AB, AAB, ABA, ABC).
- Make it a listening and following directions activity. Tell them what order to put them in. After you are done, show them your kabob and see if their kabob matches yours.
- Ask students to verbally describe the pattern they made.
- Ask students to describe someone else's pattern.
- Have students work with a partner on giving directions and conversational skills.
I hope your little loves enjoy this activity as much as mine!
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