We ended our week last week with the story Stone Soup and a class discussion on how we could come together and make soup. The children wanted to call it Friendship Soup. So all the children came up with a list of groceries that we needed for our soup. We dictated what they said.
All the children brought in different kinds of vegetables some fresh and some in cans.
We used the canned goods for the block area so the children could experience building with cans and also stones. I was a great way to build on the print awareness in the block area.
All the children had turns cutting up the vegetables for our Friendship Soup. We used plastic knives and precooked some of the vegetables in the microwave so that they would be easier for the children to cut.
We set out trays of grocery story fliers, coupons and scissors for the children to practice cutting skills.
At the paint easel we cut out large pot shapes for the children to paint on.
We played food group bingo
The children experimented with making vegetable prints.