toy or real cooking materials such as pots, pans,
bowls, plates, muffin tins, baking pans
spatulas and spoons
children’s oven or stove
Instructions:1. Place the materials at the dramatic play center.
2. Invite the children to cook, bake, fry, mix,
stir, and serve up a platter
3. Allow the children to serve
numbers to their classmates on
plates and in bowls.
4. Invite the children to talk about the
numbers as they work at the dramatic
Teacher - to - Teacher Tip
* If you do not have a child's oven or stove, simply draw the outline of burners
and an oven door on an inverted cardboard box to create your own stove.
To assess the children's learning, consider the following:
* Ask the children to place a spatula full of numbers onto a plate. Can the
children identify each number served?
* Pass a large bowl of numbers and a mixing spoon around the circle of
children. Can each child name one or more of the numbers in the bowl?
* Tape a number card to each kitchen item from the learning center. Can the
children identify the numbers on the kitchen utensils and cookware?