"D" is for Delicious DIRT!
This week was "D" week at our school! In our speech and
language group we followed the steps for making HOMEMADE DELICIOUS DIRT! It was humorous to see the looks I got
when I told the children we were making and eating dirt. It definitely
caught their attention!
For our lesson, we
vanilla pudding mix
We also used small Dixie cups,
plastic spoons, small Ziploc bags, a large mixing bowl, a wire whisk and a one-cup
Recipe Steps Included:
- First, we opened the instant pudding package and
poured it into the large mixing bowl.
- Next, we poured in two cups of cold milk (larger
packages may need three!).
- We passed around the bowl and everyone had a
turn stirring the vanilla pudding with a wire whisk. We then set the pudding
aside for a few minutes so it could harden.
- Next, everyone received a small Ziploc bag,
which they were told to open.
- I then when to each student and dropped two
cookies into their open Ziploc bag, then helped them close it up.
- Next we started mashing! We used wooden mallets
and rolling pins to help! This part was very fun and each child took turns using
the various mashing tools.
- Finally it was time to build our DIRT DESSERT!
Each child had the opportunity to scoop pudding from the big bowl and put it into
their small Dixie cup.
- Next they opened up their bag and sprinkled their
crumbled cookies on top.
- Finally, we topped off our DIRT DESSERT with a
DIRT DIGGING gummy worm!
- Once the worm was in, it was time
to DIG in!
to Enhance and/or Simplify Your Lesson
Use pre-made pudding and give everyone their own
Take a trip outside before your lesson and go
digging in the dirt! See if the children can find some real worms! (Just make
sure you wash hands afterward.)
This is a great lesson to co-treat with an occupational
therapist: the children mix, scoop, mash and sprinkle! There are also various
textures and flavors, great for children with sensory needs and sensitivities!