We all know that Ryan has a little after school snack cookie problem. He gets it from his mother.
Thankfully I have learned to streamline the process and do a lot of freezing of cookie dough! The other day I was working on the dough, and mini muffins at the same time.
I usually let the boys have a small handful of chocolate chips to enjoy while we wait for the cookies to finish baking. As I was getting the other ingredients out for the muffins, I turn around to this scene.
Rather than eat the chocolate chips, the boys started counting them out in the mini muffin pan that was already on the counter.
So we had a little impromptu math lesson. For Charlie (almost 4) we counted by ones and by twos.
For my little Kindergartener, we counted by twos, threes, fives, and talked about pairs and did a little multiplication intro, talking about the lines of four in the muffin pan.
And he was quite proud of himself and his counting during this impromptu (and tasty!) math lesson!
In what ways do you incorporate teaching math or other educational skills while working in the kitchen with your kids?!