Kitchen time

Say: Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some smelly-tasty vegetables! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Make the walk fun .Sing (humpty Dumpty) while walking with him. Say: here we are. This is our kitchen where we can learn more and more about colors! Now we are going to the table where I have already placed some green foods! Say: “Let’s sit at the table and discover their secrets!” Put the baby in the seat and approach the seat next to the kitchen table. Put the green vegetables in front of him to have a closer look at them, also to feel their textures between his hands! Sit next to the baby. Start with zucchini. Point to the vegetable and say: ”Zucchini!” A zucchini is an elongated squash with high moisture content. It has dark green skin and pale greenish-white flesh and a core of soft edible seeds. Point to the zucchini and say: “Green! Zucchini has dark green color!” Now, hold up the green beans and say:” green beans”! Also known as “snap beans, these bright green and crunchy beans are picked while still immature and the inner bean is just beginning to form. Point to the vegetable and say: “Green! The green bean has the lightest green color among these vegetables!” Then, point to the “spinach” and say:” spinach”! Spinach is a tender heavily wrinkled, jade green leaves, with a delicate texture. Spinach has a slightly sweet taste. Hold up a spinach leaf and say: “dark green!” Spinach has the darkest green color among these vegetables!” Finally, point to the cucumber and say: “cucumber!” Cucumber is one of the most popular salad vegetables. It is prized for its refreshing flavor and moisture rich flesh. Point to the vegetable and say: “Green! This is a light green vegetable!” Green is the color of balance and harmony. It is the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth! Pour green food coloring into four small shallow bowls.(By adding some milk drops we obtain light green color. For lighter green use more drops of milk. Now, to obtain dark green color, add one black drop. Finally for a darker color use two black drops). Hold the first bowl. Show it to the baby. Say:” light green” Hold the second bowl; approach it to the baby and say” lighter green”. Take the third bowl. Show the color to the baby. Say:”dark green”. Take the forth bowl. Show it to the baby. Say:” darker green”. Say: Now we will make an amazing design with these colors.”Put a white paper in front of the baby, give him a cotton ball and in the other hand hold the light green 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 gently on his hand. (Repeat the same procedures to apply the rest of colors)

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