This week the children in Caterpillars room were able to get involved in a cooking activity making gnocchi for their lunch.
The children were able to be involved in the process from the start. They assisted the staff as they peeled the potatoes and got them ready to cook. Whilst the potatoes were cooking, the children talked with the educators about what else they needed to do to make the gnocchi.
Once the potatoes were cooked, and drained of their water, the children had great fun using the potato masher to mash up the potato so it was easy to manipulate. The children then assisted making the potato into small cylinders of gnocchi.
For lunch we all enjoyed eating the gnocchi’s with some sauce made by the chef, at Kool Kidz Preston Preschool.
KBC: Kidz Lab
LO 3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.
LO 4.2 Children develop a range of skills & processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesizing, researching & investigating.