Cooking Up a Storm during the Holidays!

Posted on 1 July 2012 | Activities, Blossom Creative, Centre News, Excursions
Let's start decorating our lollipop cookies!

Let's start decorating our lollipop cookies!

This holiday was all about food, glorious food as the children were introduced to the Food Guide Pyramid, nutrition, food sources etc in order to have a healthy start to life! A whole array of foods, textures and tastes were introduced into our daily holiday programme as the children had hands-on experiences cooking up a storm! As one of the highlights of the holiday programme, our children set off on a holiday activity to pinch, roll, knead and decorate their own bakes, lollipop cookies, with the Genius ‘R’ Us team!

Hmmm..shall we add more marshmallows or sprinkles on our banana boat?

The children put in good effort having a go at baking their own delicious cookies as they selected their own cookie cutters to meticulously decorate their cookies with frosting and sprinkles. Such a wondrous time it was choosing rainbow coloured toppings to personalise their cookies, the children were unstoppable! Parents who came along engaged themselves along with the children with all the baking activities too.  At the end of the day, the children although tired, were all smiles as they eagerly took home a generous amount of lovingly self-baked cookies to share with their families.

Having a go at rolling the chapati dough

Having a go at rolling the chapati dough

Back at school, the Kindergarten 2 students made minced meat wantons, a famous delicacy  from China. Facilitated by Teacher Li Li and Teacher Geetha, children carefully filled the dumpling skins with marinated meat before shaping them into little dumplings. Our Nursery 2s made a dessert banana boat with Teacher Rona, imagine their ecstasy as they personalised their banana boats with a whole array of sweet treats!  The food fun did not end there for Blossom Creative children, as one of our generous and supportive parent volunteered her time to conduct a cookery session with both teachers and children.

"Let's start by adding water to the wheat flour." Mrs Pachisa said.

Lastly, we filled our chapatis with a healthy  and wholesome spread of grilled chicken with tomato sauce and mayonnaise, carrots, bell peppers and cabbage, courtesy of Mrs Pachisa. Needless to say, the chapati rolls were delicious and all of us ate with great relish! Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise Mrs. Pachisa, we really appreciate your time and effort.

What a swell holiday it was learning all about food and nutrition!