Children learn best when they are excited and engaged in learning which challenges them and shows them what they can do and stretches and excites their imagination. When there is joy in what they are doing, they learn to love learning. By offering every child – whatever their own individual characteristics – the chance to achieve their full potential we give them foundations for future learning, and for success in life.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Super Sausage Rolls
Lately Master 2 requests that I sing his stories to him at bed time and one of his favourite is, There were 10 in the Bed. So today I planned some activities around that rhyme and we got busy, perfect as it was another rainy day! The boy's and I decided to make sausage rolls for lunch. I'm always looking for cooking activities that allow both Master 2 and Master 4 to be a part of. Home-made sausage rolls are a winner in our house, not just because of the fun we have making them, but they taste good too! I use a very basic recipe as that way both boys can really be part of the process.
Ingredients 1 large carrot, peeled, grated
1 small brown onion, finely chopped
2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
puff pastry, thawed
1/2 jar Baxter's tomato relish
1/2 cup soy sauce
sesame seeds, to garnish
tomato or BBQ sauce, to serve
Encouraging children to cook is great for creating healthy eating habits while improving self confidence and self esteem
While our yummy sausage rolls were cooking Master 2 and Master 4 enjoyed using some rollers I picked up from the discount store and did some painting.