Weighing Ingredients – Cooking With Kids Activity

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I’ve been homeschooling my 5 year old for about a month now and to be completely honest I’ve been struggling to find the time to blog as often as I used to. Well, it’s more like struggling to find the ENERGY, after a day full of activities, to sit in front of the computer and type out my latest inspiration. So, please forgive the sporadic blog posting, I’m hoping in time I’ll settle into a blogging routine which results in more than one post a week – any tips?!

Right now in Maths we are discussing the weight of objects and that some objects are HEAVIER and others are LIGHTER. So, I thought I’d incorporate the concept into a cooking activity.

I’ve been working on a recipe for a Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix (it’s still in the works – watch this space!!) and so we measured out a quarter of a cup each of Cocoa, Raw Sugar and Chocolate Chips.

We spoke about which we thought would be the heaviest and lightest and then weighed and recorded each ingredient’s actual weight.

We then discussed which was the heaviest, lightest and in between.

Once we’d completed the activity (and he’d not so subtly stolen a few chocolate chips!) he proceeded to weigh his hand, a few of his small cars and lego blocks!

Overall, a fun learning experience which I’m sure we will repeat as we progress through our maths curriculum.

I’ve actually been contemplating sharing my homeschooling routine, curriculum inspiration and other resources in one big post, but I’m not sure if that’s something you’d be interested in. If you could please leave a comment to let me know if you’d like to see that then I’ll definitely put together a post for you!

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Comments

  1. Please do share the homeschooling materials!

  2. Such a great way to incorporate Maths in a hands on way – we’re working on number recognition with our cooking at the moment with my 3 year old.

    Thank you for linking up to Tuesday Tots this week just to let you know that I will be featuring this over on Rainy Day Mum this week.

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