K-K-K Kindergarten Readiness and C-C-C Canada Day

I first thought of doing a k-k-k kindergarten readiness and C-C-C Canada Day post using letter sounds but then I saw this terrific idea for a summer dessert. What could be better to blog about than something tasty to eat afterwards? This combines learning and fun to the max! This cooking with kids activity is sweet and easy.

With some little hands to help, we washed and sliced some strawberries. Instead of the cream cheese suggested, we tried spreading a fairly thick layer of creamy Greek yogurt on a cooked and cooled pizza shell and topping it with strawberries. In case you can’t tell from the picture, the strawberries are arranged to look like a maple leaf. Canada’s colors, red and white. Yummy! (although it was a bit chewy)

The kitchen in the home is really the equivalent of a classroom in a school. There’s so much learning that happens there:

  • measuring, counting, matching and other math skills
  • science skills such as observing, predicting, or how change can be reversible or non-reversible: cut strawberries can’t be put back together but yogurt can be spread out and piled up over and over
  • social skills such as cooperation, sharing, taking turns, waiting
  • using language for instructions, reading a recipe, picture clues
  • safe use of tools, healthy eating and these are only a few.

To parents and caregivers north of the 49th, Happy Canada Day, July 1. Starting the 3,2,1 countdown to July 4 for those south of the border–any guesses for that post? Hint: The pizza shells came in a package of two. How will you celebrate all the fun and learning?

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