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Cooking with your Preschooler

Written by COA Nutrition Team On March 25, 2020

Ward off cabin fever with a little fun in the kitchen!  White school is out beat the “I’m bored!” stage and cook something in the kitchen.

Preschoolers are curious and busy! Keep them interested and engaged with an at-home science activity that you can do right in the comfort of your kitchen. Here’s our recipe for success!

INGREDIENTS

  • Water
  • Purple/red cabbage
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Boil one cup of red cabbage in two cups of water. Invite your child to watch as the water turns purple! Let the water cool and then drain into a clear container.
  2. Invite your child to pour a tablespoon of white vinegar into the water. What happens? Add more vinegar, little by little, and notice the change.
  3. Next, have your child measure a teaspoon of baking soda and stir it into the cabbage water. How does the water react? Keep adding more and see what happens!

Watching the elements react to one another teaches your child exploration, experimentation, and observation—all key skills.

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