For awhile now, the Caterpillar group has been exploring play through role play! This could mean that they set up the kitchen are to become an ice cream store, maybe a restaurant or sometimes it is a pizza place! This has grown and grown over the last few months and the educators in the room are working on finding new ways to expand on this play every single day.
We decided to set up a soup making activity at one of the tables. The activity involved the book 'Duck Soup,' and various spices, extracts and other scented liquid to mix up and get creative! The children were given mortar and pestles to grind up the spices and a jar to mix the spices with the other liquid.
The children mixed up their soup/potion and talked a lot about how each one smelt, or looked during the process. Everyone agreed that the mix of smells made us hungry and wanting some yummy baked treats!
Up next, we are going to explore these spices in a new way... What do you think we will be able to make with spice paint? Will it be spilt soup? Will it be dough? So many opportunities!