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When we visited The Avenue Children’s Centre and Kindergarten, we loved hearing how at times they took a small group of children out to the shops to buy the food for their meals.

As we had Sherry’s grandchildren over for lunch (and a play) this week, we thought they might enjoy not only making their own lunches, but choosing what they wanted to eat and shop for it as well.

The first stop was to the deli to select …

 and purchase, all on their own, some cold meat.

Then we headed off to the green grocer for their choice of fruit.

and last but not least, the bakery for fresh warm bread …

 and treats for later.

Back home the children cut their bread into circle with a plastic cup …

to match the shape of their round meat … Their choice!

They buttered their bread …

added the round meat …

and tomato sauce of course …

and taadaa! round sandwiches.

They popped their cantaloupe into little silicon patty pans using special sword toothpicks …

and ate up every bite!

It always tastes so good when you choose and make it yourself!


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4 Responses to “shopping for, and making lunch”

  1. Kierna says:

    What a lovely idea. When I was in Norway they took little groups to the local shop to buy groceries, I only wish I had a shop near enough for me to do this with my class.

    ::: It was a lot of fun Kierna and the sales staff were soooooo patient with the children while they made their decisions and handled their own money … It was great! 🙂 🙂

  2. Cindi from Indiana,USA says:

    I am fascinated by the differences in food names. Tomatoe sauce is catsup here

    ::: I wonder if they taste different Cindi? We get ‘Ketchup’ here too (I think that’s also American) but it does taste different to our sauce. We must now go and see if we can find some ‘Catsup’ (what a funny name)! 🙂 🙂

  3. Brenda says:

    I had no idea what a patty pan was – we call them cupcake papers (or silicone holders)! In the US, “catsup” and “ketchup” are used interchangeably. I think perhaps there is a project to be had in all these food name differences. I wonder what your kids would think “catsup” is!

    ::: Hee .. hee … hee Brenda I’ll have to find out what they think … But I think we both know they’ll think it’s going to have something to do with cats! 🙂 🙂

  4. Carly says:

    I remember being in Kindergarten (4 1/2 years old) here in the states, the teacher was giving us a run down of the week and she said, “…and Friday will be catch up day.” Meaning, of course, we’d finish up anything that was yet unfinished, but what my little brain heard was, “…and Friday will be ketchup day.” I was pretty disgusted at the idea of being handed cups of ketchup to eat plain!

    ::: Hee … hee … hee … too funny Carly! I must admit though, if I heard ‘catch up’ in an American accent I would probably hear ‘ketchup’ too. Hmmm … I wonder how you would hear it if I said it with my Aussie twang? 🙂 🙂