How Much Did You Eat?
CONCEPT: Calculating Phe
Read a story about the importance of weighing and measuring foods to know how much phe we are eating. Practice the skills with a hands-on activity and a worksheet.
After completing this activity, children will be able to:
- choose the correct tool for measuring it
- use the measuring tool correctly
- obtain the correct measurement
Read the story How Much Did You Eat? together.
Lead a discussion , with questions such as:
- Why is it important to weigh and measure the foods we eat? ( to be able to know/calculate the amount of phe we eat)
- How do you weigh foods?
- How do you measure foods?
- What tools do you use to weigh and measure foods? (show them the scale, measuring cups, and measuring spoons; demonstrate how to use them)
- Why is it important to measure foods accurately?
With the measuring tools and foods provided, help the children to practice their measuring technique.
Give them prompts, such as:
"I would like a 1/2 cup of dry cereal." or
"I would like a 1/4 cup of corn." or
"I would like 60 gm of cereal."
While some children are practicing their measuring technique, others can be working on the activity sheets. They rotate through the measuring station as the other children finish. Make sure all children are able to practice measuring.
When everyone is finished with the activity sheet, review the answers together.
- How Much Did You Eat? Worksheet
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Activity Sheet
- Foods to practice measuring (such as dry cereal, corn, peas)
Involve your child in simple recipe preparation and measuring of food at home.