Hoping your New Year has been filled with great festivities! We prepared to go back after a great winter break and then were stalled by the snow and cold. I was browsing through ReadWriteThink.org for ideas as we head back to school. I ran across this lesson idea-http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/recipe-writing-fairy-tale-30663.html?tab=2#tabs-A Recipe for Writing: Fairy Tale Feasts. The lesson shared suggested using the book-
- Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers & Eaters by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple
As I investigated looking at Fairy Tale Feasts, two other books came up as suggestions for additional cooking books:
- Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts-A Literary Cookbook by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple
- Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes by Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson
Cooking up some tasty food with kids might be really fun and well integrated with measuring and problem solving in Math...in addition to cooking the suggested recipes shared by the authors of the books, I was thinking it could be combined with text sets on Fairy Tales and having students come up with ideas for other recipes that the characters in the books could create...For example, if the kids read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, the food to cook could be "Wolf Did It Cake" or if the kids read Little Red Riding Hood, they could create "Grandma's Goodies" "Trail" Mix. It would be fun to see what the kids could come up with...
What Fairy Tale treats could you cook up? If you or your students create any recipes sparked by these ideas, please email me your recipes and or pictures so that we may add them and share with the Thinkfinity Community! Thanks!