In our community, children are encouraged to help prepare food for the class, including vegetable cleaning and peeling, baking muffins and banana bread, and even preparing vegetable soup. Cooking as a community has benefits on so many levels; children learn to collaborate with one another, follow along with a sequence of directions, share each others’ thoughts and ideas, and learn how to be an efficient community member.
Pictured here is the product of the hard work of our primary community. We started with fresh, ripe avocados, passing them around for everyone to feel and smell. Then we cut them, along with tomatoes, onions, and a few other favorite herbs. Once the vegetables were combined, we took turns, one at a time “mashing” them together into a gooey, green paste.
To make your own guacamole at home with your little ones, follow the simple recipe below:
Ingredients (add however many you’d like!):
– Avocadoes (the more you add, the larger the dip!)
– Salt & Pepper
– Garlic (optional)
What You’ll Need:
– Bowl for Mixing
– Mixing Spoon/Spatula
– Cutting Board
– Potato Masher
Mix all of the ingredients together, and mash/puree to your liking.