For part 3 of our 5 part series on Kitchen-Schooling with Preschoolers, we made cookies and did some M&M Math!
We started by preparing a basic M&M cookie recipe. We practice measuring and then problem solving when half of our carefully measured flour ended up on the counter instead of in the mixer bowl! Here the boys are doing the “finger test” to make sure we replaced enough flour – if you touch the dough and your finger comes away mostly clean, then you have added enough flour.
Here’s another “pro” tip for baking with kids – crack your eggs into a bowl first! That way, when there is more egg shell than egg in the bowl you can try again without ruining the other ingredients. We learned this the hard way! Monkey did pretty good here and only had a little bit of shell in the eggs – easy enough to pick out. 🙂
Once the dough was ready, we used M&Ms to practice math facts. Monkey used the top 2 rows to create math equations (3 green M&Ms plus 3 orange M&Ms equals 6 M&Ms). Booger practiced color recognition and counting.
Once the cookies were baked, we practiced subtraction. If we started with 12 cookies and have eaten 3, how many cookies are left?
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