Friday, May 25, 2012

The Little Red Hen

Our story this week is "Little Red Hen."
We made our hen out of a fuzzy red coin purse filled with rice.
There are several versions of the story, all with different animal characters. My favorite rendition is the story of the Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah, because it has the best ending: unlike most versions, the hen invites her unhelpful friends (dog, sheep and horse) to the feast, because the Hagaddah says that all are welcome to the Seder table. But guess who does the dishes: "Not I!" said the Little Red Hen.
 Here the kids are acting it out.  We also sampled some real matzah.  Lorelei asked for the grape juice that goes with it :o)
 Then we made bread for our kitchen station.  4 c. flour, 1 c. salt, 1 1/2 c. water. We put it in the mixer with the dough hook, et voila!

 The kids made pretzels, tarts, buns, rolls, croissants, and of course, matzah (with a meat hammer for the holes).  Oh yeah, and snakes.  Tons of snakes.  Then we baked it during the kids' quiet time.

 It was great fun!
 Our kitchen center.
 On another subject, this is what Gryffy and Daddy worked on all morning... his pirate lego fort.  He carries it all over the house and threw a fit when I told him it was story time (during QT in his room) when all he wanted to do was play pirates!

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