Kids-Niche Feature: Shooting Stars Preschool Program

Here's this week's glimpse into what's happening in our Kids-Niche Programs! These feature lessons, activities, and saunters from a different classroom each week.

Today’s Feature: Shooting Stars Learn About Passover

In the Shooting Stars classroom, cooking projects have been a wonderful way to explore different cultures and traditions. Most recently, we learned about Passover by making charoset, a traditional apple and nut dish eaten during the Passover Seder. We started our lesson by reading a book about a family preparing for Passover. Once we had learned a little bit about the traditions of Passover, we started cooking!

The Shooting Stars had the opportunity to chop the apples, crush the walnuts, sprinkle in cinnamon, and stir in the grape juice to make our charoset. While we prepared our ingredients, we talked about some of the traditions that families partake in during Passover. We learned that foods eaten during Passover have special meanings, and we talked about how foods can remind us of times that we have felt sad, hopeful, and happy.

Learning objectives:

  • Cultural appreciation: I can celebrate the cultures of my classmates, people in my community, and people around the world

  • Fine motor skills: I can use utensils to help prepare a meal

  • Collaboration: I can work with others and practice taking turns

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