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is for Baker
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Miracle of the Bread and Fish
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Little Red Hen
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* Nov. 26th > National Cake Day
Nursery Rhymes > Pat-A-Cake
grain food group > baking
Online Story | Activity
> Baking Bread
The activities are adaptable for
children 2 to 6 years old.
This activity is ideal to introduce The
baker, a community helper and the importance of the grains
food group in our nutrition. Visit the related educational
links in the themes column to
incorporate other activities and crafts.
Activity: Baking > Following Instructions, Measuring
1. Include a discussion of how important the grain
food group is to our diet and how a baker is essential in
preparing many of these products. Refer to the new simplified Choose
2. Online activity > Visit this video at PBS |
Between the Lions > Baking
Anthony introduces us to a baker, and how to make bread. Lots
2. At home: Bake bread, oatmeal cookies, cup cakes or an easy cake.
This will help children follow the recipe instructions, help with
measuring (math) and follow a sequence of instructions.
3. Baking Cookies Story Sequence Activity at DLTKs:
To get children acquainted with a simple baking activity process
before baking real cookies or in place of baking in restricted
situations, try this activity. Print the cards in color or
coloring version in the materials column.
Purpose: Arrange a series
of picture cards into the logical order to create the baking story from
beginning to end.
4. Multicultural theme > People & Places Theme:
1. The baker is often times a central and important community
figure in many cultures. You may want to explore visiting a
bakery that specializes in baked goods of one culture in
specific: Jewish, Hispanic, French, German, Greek, Italian or other
specialty bakery. The baker is responsible for preparing
baked goods that are very important to special events, holidays, and
religious rituals. It is a great opportunity to learn a little
about these cultures. This activity will be better
appreciated by children 3.5 and older.
Prepare a tray for children to sample breads and baked goods from
different cultures and place small country flags to identify the
baked goods. Discuss why they are special to this country or
culture and if possible sing or read a book related to the culture.
1. If your religion holds bread or a special baked good
important in rituals and events, this is also a wonderful opportunity
to include a book or religious reading about the topic.
example, Biblical stories such as: The Last
the Miracle of the Bread and Fish (Feeding
5,000) - Online coloring book with links to related printable
coloring pages and Bible text.
Simplified Food pyramid