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Baking · Sequencing · Nutrition: Grain Group Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Baking | Sequencing | Nutrition: Grain Group Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities


  • printer
  • paper or card stock
  • coloring tools for B&W template
  • scissors

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 at the top of the page to incorporate other activities and crafts.

Online activity > PBS Between the Lions > Baking Bread.
Anthony introduces us to a baker, and how to make bread. Lots of fun!

Nutrition/Cooking Theme:

  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 MyPlate guidelines.

  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 @ dltk-teach >
    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. Purpose: Arrange a series of picture cards into the logical order to create the baking story from beginning to end.

    Print templates: Sequencing cards: > Baking Cookies > color cards | B&W

  4. Multicultural theme > People & Places Theme:
    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.

  5. Religious Theme:
    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.

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