Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Vocabulary Target Words: appliances, baking, breakfast, cleaning, cooking, dinner, dishes, essential, food, groceries, homemade, junk food, kitchen, lunch, market, meal, menu, nutrition, pantry, perishable, recipe, table manners, utensils
Meals ~ discuss the different meal and times: breakfast/morning, lunch/midday, dinner/evening, snacks. You can expand this lesson by teaching about time.
What Do You Like To Eat? ~ have the child say, draw or write about his favorite food or meal. This would be a good lesson to incorporate food allergies too,
Kitchen Essentials ~ what is the function of a kitchen?: to store and prepare food. Also discuss related items such as plates, cups, cooking and eating utensils, pots & pans and appliances. You can expand this lesson by discussing kitchen safety tips.
One Thing In Different Ways ~ read Two Eggs Please by Sarah Weeks which talks about the different ways we eat eggs.
Groceries ~ read At The Supermarket by Anne F. Rockwell or Good Food by DeMar Reggier to discuss the purpose of a food store/market and how to make good food choices. These are some things I do to give my son an active role in the process.
Food Pyramid & Good Nutrition ~ read Good Enough To Eat: A Kid’s Guide To Food And Nutrition by Lizzy Rockwell to discuss the six food categories and how using them properly can help us stay healthy. (other health and nutrition ideas)
Table Manners ~ read How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen to discuss proper table manners while eating.
Where Does Food Come From? ~ discuss the various steps food goes through from the farm to the table. You can expand this lesson by discussing farm theme to explain why we need farms.
Songs & Poems:
food = comida
kitchen = la cocina