Thursday, May 3, 2012
Baking Day - Pies and Cinnamon Rolls
It's a beautifully illustrated book about a girl who travels all over the world to get the ingredients for her apple pie. We talked about where different foods come from. Some the girls already knew (milk from cows, eggs from chickens), and some I had to describe (like cinnamon from bark, flour from wheat, etc..). Then I took out their First Picture Atlas and some laminated map place-mats and talked about maps and the different parts of the world she traveled. This geography lesson was really brief because I'd like to follow more of a Montessori approach to geography this summer starting with the basics. They did, however identify water from land, and enjoyed having me point to places where different relatives live.
For our daily art project, I let the girls mix cinnamon into their paint and make their own apple pies:
While I was making the (gluten-free) pie crust, L and E played with play-dough and made their own pies:
After the 2nd pie, there was still a bunch of dough left, so we made cinnamon rolls. After rolling out more dough, the girls spread some softened butter on it: