|Title: Little Bakers
||Summary: Kids decorate cupcakes just like in the bakery
|Kid Talents: Arts-n-crafts,Make Believe
|Physical: small motor,hand-eye coordination
||Social: social interaction levels,social cooperation,small groups
|Emotional: self-control,perserverence,patience,acceptance of different ideas
||Cognitive: imagination,causality,observations,creative thinking,creative expression
|Objectives: Encourage use of small motor muscle groups. Encourage imagination. Explore occupations.
||Materials: Baked cupcakes ----unfrosted...with the papers off
canned or homemade frosting
sandwich sized ziploc or similar bags
sturdy cardboard squares (4" X 4")
wet paper towls for cleanup!
|Submitter: Carolyn Kletnieks
||Date created: 2000-11-06 11:08:32
||Date modified: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
|Instructions: Prep work before the activity
Bake cupcakes as directed and let cool. If you baked them with the cupcake liners, take those off. Cover the cardboard squares with foil and tape to secure. (These are for the cupcakes to be decorated on) Make or have frosting handy.Put a dab of frosting in the middle of the cardboard and put the cupcake on upsidedown. Frost the cupcake....it will look like a little cake.
Prepare the frosting bags for the kids. Mix up several colors of frosting--- make enough colors so that you will have several bags of each color. (Everyone will seem to want the same color) Put two heaping tablespoons in a ziploc bag and squeeze out most of the air, seal the bag. Cakes and frosting can be stored in the fridge for a few days.
With the kids
Explain what a baker does.....you might want to visit a bakery. Let the kids know that they will be pretending to be bakers. Have them put on their painting smocks....Give each child a frosted "cake" and offer a bag of frosting. Snip one corner of the bag and squeeze frosting toward that corner. (If the frosting bags have been in the fridge, it will take a few minutes to warm up) Let the kids put dots, frosting strings, mound the frosting ,etc.....let them switch colors. After frosting their cakes, put them on display...They will be SO proud of their creations!
|Comments: This one is messy so be prepared!---I did this with my son's class of ten three year olds...I needed the teacher to help at times