The early learners (EL’s) are encourage to collect various natural resources from the natural environment.
Discussions about what the resources or materials collected are called and what they want to cook or bake can be initiated. Children’s funds of knowledge and shared information will provide a wide field of shared knowledge to engage with.
Decide on where the cooking will take place. If available, a mud kitchen is the perfect place to start! The use of water, mud and sand will bring extra sensorial experience and excitement to the play. Remember, children need space to work with the resources and prepare them, ready to use.
This path should be freely accessible for children at all time and being used if possible without shoes.
Give the children an opportunity to use and play with the clothing their own way. They may wish to sort the clothing by colour or style, or they may wish to try the items on!