SORT & COUNT: Help kids identify each food item and place it into a category (for example: meat, vegetables, condiment). Ask them to line up all the food pieces. Count the number of pieces together and repeat until kids are able to count them independently.
YUMMY IN THE TUMMY: Encourage kids to say which of these foods are their favorites, and why. Ask if they know which is your favorite!
KOOKY CREATIONS: Ask kids to invent a new wacky food by sticking pieces from the chicken, fish, and sausage together! Have them come up with a name for their creation (Flying Fish? Sau-chick-ish?)
PIECES & PARTS: Ask kids to use the knife to slice the sausage or fish into pieces. Ask them to stick the pieces back together one by one; this is a great way to introduce the concept of fractions (1/3, 2/3) and whole numbers (1). Repeat the activity with the chicken (1/5, 2/5, etc.).
ORDER UP! Use the menu card to order a kabob. For an extra challenge, ask kids to make the kabob with the pieces in a specific order--use a pencil to write numbers in the boxes indicating which piece should go first, second, third, etc. Erase to order again!
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