To wrap up our 5 day series on Kitchen-Schooling with Preschoolers, we’re going to talk about character building.
Through our time Kitchen-Schooling the boys have learned:
- Independence: They are empowered to plan a menu and pick out the ingredients they need. They can clean up after themselves.
- Responsibility: They have vegetable plants that they are responsible for, if they don’t take care of them, they won’t produce a good crop. They have chores that help our home run more efficiently and happily.
- Service/generosity: They practice this attribute by cooking a meal for family and by thinking of what others would like to eat rather than only serving their favorite foods.
- Confidence: They know that they can do all these things and can try new things.
Monkey has always loved to barbecue. Who wouldn’t like backyard s’mores?!? Another favorite is barbecue pizza. So when I asked him to think of a meal to make for our family, he immediately decided that was the way to go. We went to the store to pick out our toppings, making sure we had everyone’s favorites. Pepperoni for him and Booger, zucchini and olives for Mama Duck, and salami and bell pepper for Mad Scientist. We used our favorite pizza crust recipe (below) and Monkey rolled out individual crusts. None of them turned out as perfect circles, but that’s part of the fun!
Once the crusts were cooked and topped, Monkey took the pizzas back outside to finish on the barbecue. Delicious!
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5 Days of Kitchen-Schooling with Preschoolers
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