Posted on: 4 January 2017
If you are learning about winter and snow in your preschool class, here are three fun food-related snow activities that you can do with your students. If your preschool curriculum requires you to plan at least one food-related learning activity per week, you can use these three activities as your food related learning activity for your snow or winter learning unit.
#1: Snow Cream
This is a great activity when you have freshly fallen snow outside. You are going to want to collect some fresh snow that you know is clean in a couple of large bowls and bring it inside. You are going to use this fresh snow to make snow cream that your students can eat. This works great as a small-group project so that all the students can be involved in the snow-cream creation project.
Have your students measure out and pour a cup of milk followed by half a cup of sugar and a dash of vanilla extract into the snow. You can have these ingredients measured out in advance and can allow a different student to pour each ingredient into the snow. Then have the students take turns stirring in the ingredients. As the students stir, ask them how the snow changes shape and form with the addition of the new ingredients.
You should end up with a bowl of what looks like a snowy vanilla-flavored milkshake. Scoop up the snow cream and allow your students to enjoy eating some tasty snow!
#2: Snow Slushes
This is another food activity that involves the use of freshly fallen snow. Collect yourself or have your students collect some freshly fallen snow from a location that you know is clean. Then bring the snow inside and have your students scoop some snow into a clear cup. Next, allow your students to pick their favorite type of juice, such as orange juice, apple juice, or mango juice, to pour over the top. Have four-ounce paper cups filled with juice so that the students can pour the juice over the snow on their own. Then allow your students to dig in with a spoon and enjoy some real-snow slushes.
For this activity, you are going to have your student build their own snowman. Before you do this activity, have a circle time where you read a book about a snowman and talk about the different parts required to build a snowman, such as three big balls, sticks for the arms and legs, pebbles for the eyes, and so forth. Then, tell your students that they are going to get to make their own snowmen out of food.
For the snowmen, provide each student with three vanilla wafers or a similar circular cookie for the body of the snowman. Then, allow your students to put vanilla icing on the cookies to turn them white like snow and to create a base for their decorations. Next, provide your students with food material to decorate the snowman. Raisins work great for buttons and eyes while candy corn makes a great nose. Sprinkles work well for building a mouth, and pretzels make great arms.
Once the students finish building their snowmen, take a picture of each child with their snowman to hang up in your classroom and then allow your students to eat the snowman later for snack time.
It is a good idea to have the kids decorate the snowmen first, and eat them at a slightly later date so your slower workers and snowman builders don't feel rushed to finish because other students are already eating their snowmen.
Talk to professionals at companies like Sammamish Montessori School to learn more about how this sort of activity can help your students.Share