The benefits of cooking up a storm - fall edition!

Food preparation and cooking are some of the most fun practical life activities in a Montessori environment!

Mrs. King's and Mrs. Stanley's class joined together to prepare a tasty and festive treat. The children were so excited to make tortilla bats! This is an easy baking project that allows the children to do all the steps themselves, from using the cookie cutter, to brushing on melted butter, and sprinkling them with cinnamon sugar.

Most children have phases during childhood when baking or cooking is a keen interest. This natural curiosity provides parents with the perfect opportunity to capitalize on a great learning experience: the art and science of cooking.

10 Benefits of Cooking with Kids

Increases Language Development.

Enhances Fine Motor Skills.

Increases Math Ability.

Improves Reading Skills.

Introduces Children to Scientific Concepts.

Increases Focus and Attention.

Teaches Life Skills.

Promotes Healthy Eating.

Boosts Self-Confidence.

Promotes Family Bonding.

Try this recipe with your kids at home!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Cut each into fun shapes using cookie cutters and place on ungreased baking sheets.

Brush tortillas with melted butter. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon and evenly sprinkle over tortillas.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the chips are lightly browned and crisp.