Quad Pram Adventure for Kool Kidz Mill Park!

Quad Pram Adventure for Kool Kidz Mill Park!

On Wednesday 4th October 2017, some of the Snugglepots children went on their first excursion in our new quad prams.

 

Our educators, Kylie, Jacki, Jodie and Stacie went with the children to Woolworths to buy the ingredients to make muffins in the afternoon with the rest of their friends. We went with a shopping list which consisted of strawberries, blueberries, baking powder, vanilla essence and some birthday candles.

 

This was our maiden voyage in the quad prams. The children loved waving to the public as we walked through the shops. A couple of the children pointed out the big trucks that drove past us. The children looked very relaxed sitting in the prams.

 

Once we returned from our excursion to the centre, the children had lunch with their friends and some had a sleep. Once they were all awake from their afternoon naps, we made our muffins. With the help of our awesome cook Liam, we made strawberry and blueberry muffins. The children sat in the high chairs and around the table and all had a turn of mixing the batter and then mixing the strawberries and blueberries. Some of the children then helped put the patty pans into the tins. Once they were cooked, we got to enjoy the muffins with afternoon tea.

 

We all enjoyed getting out on our first excursion.  Stay tuned for more excursions to come in the Snugglepots room.

 

 

Links to the Early Years Frameworks:

Children Have a Strong Sense of Identity

1.1 Children feel safe, secure and supported

Children Are Connected With and Contribute To Their World

2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

Children Are Effective Communicators

5.1 Children interact verbally & non-verbally with others for a range of purposes



Kale Chips Cooking Experience for Kool Kidz Mill Park

Kale Chips Cooking Experience for Kool Kidz Mill Park

At Kool Kidz Mill Park, our Kindergarten room love cooking which is why we implement a cooking experience each week.

Not only does cooking experiences with preschoolers enable them to learn and practice some basic math concepts, but also help build and improve their language skills and further develop their fine motor skills and eye hand coordination.
To encourage healthy food choices, our cooking experience this week with the children involved them making Kale Chips in our dining room – and YES we do have a dining room!

They were able to identify and become aware of fairness and make connections with healthy eating habits as the children engaged in having turns at tearing, mixing and tasting. The children communicated with one another as they asked questions, made predictions and were provided with opportunities to explore their senses This cooking experience was fun and interactive and a great way for building confidence and learning a new life skill.

How to Make Kale Chips

Ingredients
• 1 bunch Kale
• 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
• ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 110 C.
2. Rinse and thoroughly dry kale, then tear into small pieces and discard any large stems.
3. Add Kale to a large mixing bowl and drizzle with oil and parmesan cheese. Toss thoroughly to combine, using hands to distribute the oil and parmesan cheese evenly.
4. Spread the kale over a large baking tray, ensuring the kale touches as little as possible to help them crisp while baking.
5. Bake for 15 minutes and lightly toss kale to ensure even baking. Bake the Kale for a further 5-10 minutes, or until kale is crispy and very slight golden brown.
6. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. The kale chips will crisp up even more once out of the oven.
7. Enjoy and eat immediately!

Note: This recipe is versatile and can be modified to include whatever flavours or seasonings you desire.

Learning Outcomes:
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing- Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners- Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators- Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
KBC: My Five Senses, Numbers, Active Healthy Bodies

 



A Special Visitor…

A Special Visitor…

 

Today we were very lucky to have a special visitor come talk to the Butterfly and Kinder children. His name was Satindar and he is in the Army.

Satindar came dressed in his Green army uniform and big green backpack and spoke to us about what was inside his backpack and what his job at the Army was.

He told us that he helps protect people and he showed us what was inside his big bag. Things like a pillow and food. We got the chance to ask Satinder questions and listen to all the interesting stories he told us.

At the end of his talk we each got a special army coloured braclet to take home. We were so excited to learn about what Satinder does for a job.

EYLF: Community: Develop an awareness of the impact of human activity on environments and the interdependence of living things.