Ayla helped mix the brownies ready for the oven, and of course gave it a taste test after every mix 🙈 I added the correct measurement of each ingredient but I asked Ayla to name each one before I measured them out were I could I counted out loud how many spoonfuls of water and oil we needed. Mixing the ingredient together is a great way to practice gross motor skills as well as introducing the change that happens when different ingredients are mixed together. Because Grace was at school when we made the brownies she decorated them for us! This is great for fine motor skills because you have to squeeze the pens as well as creating the design you want! I spoke to Grace about what she was making and what her favorite colours were.
. Brownie mix (I used cheat box, but if you have a recipe go for it!)
. Icing pens
. Make the brownies, talking about measurements, textures, changes in materials.
. Let your little one have a go at mixing! Its great for gross motor skills.
. Tip the brownie mix into a tray and cook. Adults should place the brownie mix in the oven as well as taking it out.
. Once cool cut the brownies and get ready to decorate!
. Communication and Language.
. Physical Development.
. Understanding the World.
. Expressive Arts and Design.