Friday, April 8, 2011

Cooking up Curriculum

Homeschool life can be a challenge. Among many random duties, the teacher doubles as a short order cook. Lately, we have been incorporating education into the kitchen atmosphere. Tonight, I am dishing up a few concepts I found on the web:

Urban Farmhouse and Rainbow Pancakes: Urban Farmhouse shared a homemade rainbow pancake and syrup recipe. We borrowed the concept using Trader Joes Multigrain Pancake Mix and food dye. We combined the cooking with a lesson on color mixing/combination. This has become a favorite meal in our home. The boys have graduated from creating purple, green, and orange to creating turquise, aqua, or tie-dye pancakes.

Teach Mama and Pattern Shish Kabobs: I am looking forward to making pattern kabobs introduced by Teach Mama. Using either fruit or vegetables to create a pattern on a skewer! What a clever way to prep for meal time during school hours!

Kitchen Chemistry: 100 Cool Food Science Experiments for Kids: Alvina Lopez shares the most helpful link list for Kitchen Science. The ice cream experiment has us actually looking forward to a blistering hot  day to welcome the activity.

Photos: We had this handsome little guest in our home the first time we made rainbow pancakes. He was dressed perfectly for the meal!

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