Fun Friday! Nothing like ending a term with some cooking and tasting. This morning we gathered to investigate ingredients, and have a discussion on why we eat, or can not eat, certain foods. Inclusion is about making all welcome, so gluten and dairy free all the way. Numeracy concepts are made fun and engaging when kids are involved in play- measuring, weight, size and textural ratios. We also strengthened our confidence in co-ordination. Mixing gloopy batter is tricky! These crazy critters aced it, stirring nice and slow…carefully turning… then Wham! A couple of very sophisticated groovers starting twirling the bowl like their hand was an electric mixer. Still did not spill! It was impressive the patience and respect the children brought to the table, and during the experience. Even after we were all finished up, once those cupcakes were in the oven, they were all extremely patient. It was worth it. Goopy banana and blueberry muffins with soy milk, coconut oil, an appropriate splash of organic maple syrup combined with a crazy mix up of gluten free flour. Check out lentil flour! It gave the cakes a little zing. Talking of zings, it is wonderful when play provides an opportunity for us to explore all of our senses: smelling the ingredients, looking as we spooned things in, feeling the textures, listening to the information and the stories of our friends and the best- tasting! We are amped to do more creative cooking experiences in Term 3- camp fire damper, scones with Davidson plum jam and gnocchi…any more suggestions?