Say : Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some smelly- tasty dried fruits! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Make the walk fun. Sing (There are many colored fruits-They are good for you. Prunes are blue, I'll eat a few, blueberries and figs are blue, I'll eat them too) While walking with him. Say: here we are. This is our kitchen where we will try to find some dried fruits to talk about them then use them for prints. Take a dried prune, dried blueberry and a dried fig from the kitchen cabinet! Hold up the prune and say:” prune”! Show it to the baby and say “prune is blue! It’s a blue prune” .Prunes have soft and smooth skin. Its pulp is juicy, succulent and blue in color. Prunes have sweet and tart taste with pleasant aroma! (While talking to the baby, keep passing his hands on the fruit) Now..Hold up the blueberry and say:” blueberry”. Show it to the baby and say:”blueberry is blue, it’s a blue blueberry”. Blueberries are one of nature’s great treasures! Each berry is covered with a white, grey “bloom” that covers the surface, serving as a protective coat. The flesh of the berry is semi-translucent and contains tiny seeds. Blueberries have a sweet taste and have a crunchy bite. Now..Hold up the fig and say:” fig”. Show it to the baby and say:”fig is blue, it’s a blue fig”. Fig is a fleshy, hollow receptacle with a small opening at the apex partly closed by small scales. It may be turbinate, or pear-shaped, and varies in color from yellowish-green to dark-blue. Tiny flowers are massed on the inside wall. They are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds.(take the fruit and let the baby lick it to enjoy the sweet taste). Dried figs are an excellent source of minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. In addition, fresh figs contain adequate levels of some of the anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin A, E, and K. Altogether these phytochemical compounds in fig fruit help protect us from cancers, diabetes and infections. Cut prune, blueberry, and fig in half in order to let the baby touch it and feel its texture, and pour blue food coloring into five small shallow bowls.( By adding some milk drops we obtain light blue color. For lighter blue use more drops of milk. Now, to obtain dark blue color, add some grey drops. Finally, for a darker color use some black drops). Hold the first bowl. Show it to the baby. Say:” light blue” Hold the second bowl ,approach it to the baby .Say ”lighter blue” Use blue without any addition to introduce “blue”. Take the third bowl. Show the color to the baby. Say”blue”. Take the forth bowl. Show it to the baby. Say” dark blue”. Now, take the fifth bowl. Show it to the baby. Say: ”darker blue”. Say:” Now we will make an amazing design with these colors.”Put a white paper in front of the baby, give the baby the cotton ball and in the other hand hold the light blue bowl take your baby’s hand in your hand and put it in the bowl then put the bowl aside and help the baby print on the paper by pressing on his hand. (Repeat the same procedures to apply the rest)
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