Give kids a fun new home activity that they will enjoy. Get kids in the kitchen for a fun sensorial activity. Check out the super yummy parfait dessert recipe kids can make.
The senses play a significant role in children's learning; through them, children can interpret each of their experiences.
María Montessori talks about that in her pedagogy of this stage, naming children's brain as the absorbing mind because children, from the moment they are born until they are six years old, have a huge capacity to learn and develop the necessary skills for having a better life.
Children do not learn just by hearing about senses. Their brain makes neural connections, which involves the senses. This means that children must feel, smell, hear, see, and taste for real learning.
Montessori pedagogy talks about the sensitive periods children go through during each stage of their education. When talking about sensitive periods, it means children's desire to learn specific things. An example of this is counting, something children make as a game when they are in the sensitive period of mathematics. That's why this natural desire and the ability to learn during the first years of life should not be wasted.
Herein lies the great importance of developing sensory activities with children. They can feel wholly attracted and with the willingness to experiment and create new things. Those activities where they can enhance and activate each sense, allowing them to have a more specific idea of their environment.
THEME: RECIPE KIDS CAN MAKE
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 2-4-year-old children
Goal: Through this recipe kids can make activity, children stimulate their five senses by making a delicious dessert.
Difficulty level: Intermediate. This recipe kids can make activity is designed for children to perform independently with adult supervision and help.
- Texture identification
- Colors recognition
- Smell recognition
- Following instructions
- A plastic bag
- A spoon
- A plastic cup
To develop this recipe kids can make activity, it is essential to be sure children are not allergic to any of the ingredients that we will use and always carry out the activity with adults' surveillance and help.
Put the cookies into the bag and, with your hands, press until you break them into small pieces. Put the small pieces of cookies in the plastic cup.
Add the cereal using a spoon to transfer it to the plastic cup.
Add the sliced banana using a spoon to transfer the slices into the plastic cup.
Use the spoon to add yogurt to the mixture. You can repeat each step as many times as you wish to make the layers of the dessert.
Homemade parfait recipe kids can make
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HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS OLD
This recipe kids can make activity can be developed with younger children. To lower the difficulty level of it, you don't need to change the materials. When doing this exercise, you can ask children to smell each ingredient, always with adult supervision. In this way, an activity will be carried out according to children's development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 4
This recipe kids can make activity can be done with older children. To increase the activity difficulty level, it is unnecessary to change the materials. Children can do each step to prepare the dessert alone, including chopping the banana. Please remember that children must always be under adult surveillance. This way, they will carry out an activity according to their development and skills.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - A YUMMY DESSERT RECIPE KIDS CAN MAKE
In this recipe kids can make video, you will find a detailed description of the "A YUMMY DESSERT" activity, designed for 2-4-year-old children. Here they will do a dessert without using an oven, always with adult's surveillance and using a variety of ingredients to help them enhance their senses. This recipe kids can make activity will allow children to develop texture identification, color recognition, smell recognition, following instructions, focus, and memory. They will need the following materials to do the activity: yogurt, cereal, banana, cookies, a plastic bag, a spoon, and a plastic cup.
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