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Teaching Web Activities
Topic: Bakery
Theme: Interdependence of People


Squeeze Art*
Easel Painting*
Rolling-Pin Patterns*
Play Cookies*

Games and Puzzles

The Little Red Hen sequence cards
The Gingerbread Boy sequence cards
Bakery-Topic puzzles*
Picture Sort*
Bakery Match*


Cookie Venn-diagram*
Adding cookies*
Estimate the number of grains of wheat in a jar
Graph favorite pie
Measuring ingredients (see the Cooking section)

Dramatic Play

Little Red Hen Dramatization
    Grains of wheat
    Stalks of wheat
    Cardboard scythe
    Mortar and Pestle
    Bread pans
    Play Bread
    Chick paper plate masks


Compare cracked, whole, and puffed wheat
Compare the weight of sacks of flour
Plant wheat seeds
Examine bakery tools
Take a field trip to a bakery or to the school kitchen


Bread-shaped blank books
Books and tapes about the bakery
Several versions of Little Red Hen for comparison
Several versions of Gingerbread Man for comparison
Bakery words*
Flannel board figures for Little Red Hen and Gingerbread Man


Song Cards for nursery rhymes Rub a Dub Dub, Hot Cross Buns, Little Jack Horner and Patty Cake, Patty Cake
Five Little Honey Buns with Props*
Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? with props
Ella Jenkins' song No More Pie
Watermelon Pie! (see the Interactive Charts section)

Block Center

Task cards using bakery pictures
Pictures of silos and farms

Interactive Charts

Watermelon Pie! song chart*
The Baker poem*

Creative Writing

Write the story of the Gingerbread Man using different characters
Write about a trip to the bakery

Cooking Center

Make whole-wheat bread*
Make gingerbread in a cup*
Bake cookies
Cook pancakes

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