Kitchen time

Say: Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for smelly-tasty fruits and vegetables! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Make the walk fun. Sing :( Where is thumbkin, here I am, how are you today, sir?) While walking with him. Say: here we are. This is our kitchen where we always learn something new! Now let’s see what is waiting for you on the table! Point to the table and say: Wow! Everything is red on the table! Let’s discover their secrets! Put the baby in the seat and approach the seat next to the kitchen table. Approach the red fruits and vegetables to the baby to have a closer look at them, also to feel their textures between his hands. Point to them and ask: Did you realize, baby, that all these vegetables and fruits are red? So listen now, say:  Deep red or bright pink fruits and vegetables should be eaten every day Since they contain” phytochemicals”, that help your body fight disease and promote good health. Now, let’s name all red fruits and vegetables in front of us! Point to strawberry and Say: Let’s start with “strawberry”! This fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color and juicy texture. Point to red pepper and say: Red peppers have a mild sweet flavor and crisp juice flesh! Point to tomato and say: Tomato is a pulpy food that has usually a glossy, thin skin, with a juicy red flesh! Point to the radish and say: Radish is a root crop, and it is pungent or sweet in taste with a lot of juice. It can be long and cylindrical or round! Now, point to the watermelon and say:  The green outer rind of watermelon is hard and rarely eaten, while the interior is soft, red flesh containing many seeds! Finally, Point to the apple and say: Red apple is a delicious and crunchy fruit with whitish flesh and thick skin!” Say: Now we are going to distinguish among the colors of these fruits and vegetables, and arrange them from lightest to darkest color. Ask: Do you see with me that radish has the lightest color? Let’s put the radish first in the row! What comes next? Good answer! Sure it’s strawberry! So we will put it after the radish! After strawberry comes “red pepper”! So, we put “red pepper “third in the raw! Watermelon is a bit darker than “red pepper” so it will be the forth, I’ll put it after “red pepper”! What comes” fifth”? Tomato is darker than strawberry! Let’s put it, baby, after “Watermelon”! The darkest among all of them is “the apple”. So, it will be the last in the row! Pour red food coloring into four small shallow bowls.(By adding some milk drops we obtain light red color. For lighter red use more drops of milk. Now, to obtain dark red color, add one black drop. Finally for a darker red color use two black drops). 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 red 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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