It is fun for doing cookery activity with the children. They love this kind of activity and it is easily to notice that all of the young kids have the instrinic motivation to learn & work.
When I introduce the indgredients we used to make sandwhiches. The older children asked me “why there is no baby chick come from an egg?” It generates their curiosty to make a question. “Good question!” I replied.
I have some children take part in peeling the eggs.
Then some children smash the eggs with the mayonnaise.
Then I have them to cut the whole slice of bread into half. Some of them like to make retangualr shape and some of them like to make triangualr shape. I just let them to cut what shape they want. (Luckily no one ask me to cut a circle!!)
Of course using a real knife to cut is very dangerous and we should let the children know that they are allow to use knife only when the adult accompany with.
The children learn a lot from the activity. At least they can tell me “I want to make two triangles/ rectangles ^^”