Kids LOVE this fun and engaging real-world comparison and taste test of 2 different Trader Joe's chocolate chip cookies that kids can do solo or partnered up with another student.
FUN SPRING, SUMMER & AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY
May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day - the perfect time to surprise your class or home school with an educational treat.
WHAT KIDS LEARN
This 30-minute activity teaches decision making, comparing and contrasting and taste testing among other topics.
Students also see how basic math comes in handy for calculating costs and good values, cookie quantities and nutritional information. (The multiplication, division and subtraction maps to 3rd grade Common Core.)
The simple act of thinking about cookies packs in 21st Century Skills kids can take home and apply to their lives as consumers to make smart choices about other foods and products.
I've taught this "critical thinking through cookies" activity with 4th and 5th grade classes and after school programs at libraries - and it always gets the thumbs up from kids, parents and teachers.
You need access to a Trader Joe's store; the activity for 48 students will cost about $10 including copying the handout.
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