Friday, January 11, 2013

Little Red Hen - Sequencing Lesson

Lesson Focuses: sequencing, basic cooking skills

I love teaching new concepts from stories.  With this lesson we read the story of The Little Red Hen.  After reading the story I explained that the story followed a sequence.

Sequencing Activity #1: I gave each child a part of the story (e.g. plant the seeds, water the seeds, bake the bread, etc.).  I told them to stand in a line and put the story in the right order.  (We had so much fun.  They wanted to do this activity over and over again.)  

Sequencing Activity #2: After I taught the kids about sequences, I told the kids we were going to follow a sequence just like the Little Red Hen.  We made cookies.  I explained you have to follow the recipe in the right order or the cookies wouldn't turn out the way they should.  They had fun helping put in all of the ingredients as well.  (Their mothers told me that when they went home they all suddenly wanted to help in the kitchen.)

Here is the recipe for the cookies we made:

Heloise Cookies (Cake Mix Cookies):
1 box cake mix (any flavor) - We chose German Chocolate
2 eggs
1/2 c liquid oil
Optional - Chocolate chips (We did white chocolate and mint), cherries, coconut, toffee bits, etc.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients together.  Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 10-15 min.

*Kids love this recipe.  It is easy to make (and easy to clean up too!), and super tasty.

Other activities you might like:
Humpty Dumpty Preschool Lesson
Color Preschool Lesson

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