This week we were learning about Oliver’s Vegetables. To enhance children’s learning and enrich their experience the children walked to the real garden to see real growing vegetables and learn how to become a good gardener.
We cooked vegetable soup and made vegetable and fruit juice which was a great, fun experience offering a wealth of learning and development.
Spending time in the kitchen and cooking helps children to develop a positive connection to all different types of foods including fruits and vegetables. Forming a positive experience with fresh foods is so important because healthy foods are the foundation for good nutrition. Children also learn basic cooking skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.
As we cooked we talked about healthy and unhealthy food choices, the textures, smells and flavours. We also mastered our chopping, peeling, grating and cutting skills. The children also learned about necessity to wash fruit and vegetables before eating.