Cooking is a fun and effective way for children to learn Practical Life skills. Parents and teachers can turn culinary crafts into a fun and engaging ways to learn coordination, concentration, sequencing, and independence. Allow children plenty of hands-on time mixing, measuring, smelling, tasting and touching the ingredients. To read more about Practical Life lessons, click here.
For December's Montessori Munching activity, we decided to make a holiday themed edible item. Because December seems to involve such high volumes of sugary sweets, I chose a non-dessert recipe. My kids still loved the results; in fact, it was difficult to get a photo of the finished breadsticks before they were all eaten. Of course, these Savory Candy Cane Bread sticks do taste best while still warm from the oven.
- 2- 11oz. packages of refrigerated breadstick dough
- 1 TBSP your favorite seasoned salt blend. We used a combination with garlic salt and a bit of paprika for color.
- Unwrap dough and let the kids roll each breadstick into 12 to 14 inch strips.
3. Lightly sprinkle seasoned salt on a piece of parchment or waxed paper. Roll each breadstick in the seasoning. Arrange the breadsticks on a lightly greased cookie sheet, and shape them like candy canes.
4. Bake at 375°F for 13-15 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!
Have a very happy holiday season from all of us at Age of Montessori!