Collaboration has been a huge theme over the past three weeks with children working together across the nursery: talking, making, fixing, building, dancing and cooking.
Our families have been so generous in donating fruit to top up our own bumper harvest from the garden. We found ourselves in the fortunate position to have surplus pears this week. The pears were beginning to appear over-ripe: browning and softening (which does not look very attractive in our snack area!)
After consultation with the children, they created delicious delicacies to share using up the pears. Children worked reading the recipe, gathering the utensils and ingredients, negotiating turn taking and using tools such as graters, peelers, sharp knives, scoops, levelers and sieves. Syeda observed a lovely moment where one child was mixing the mixture in the bowl and their partner voluntarily held the bowl still. Naturally all the subsequent children did it without comment - so harmonious and thoughtful.
Pear pancakes and pear muffins made a wonderful mid week snack!