Cooking with OO

Today I made Chef (Cook) hats for the kids.  Then we made Moon Rocks for a snack.  They were so cute in their hats!

How to Make the Hats!

Start with white paper that is 30 cm by 60 cm (24 in)

Fold it half without creasing it.  Tape the two ends and the middle.

Cut strips from the rounded end about 1.5" wide.  Stop about 3cm before the end.

Fold a white construction piece of paper in half.  Paper size 18" x 4.5" and staple it the bottom of the fringed paper.

Measure around the child's head and staple.  Cut off the extra flap.

If your kids have bigger heads.  I would go with 26" length but then you'll need to add more white construction paper at the bottom.  The flap that doesn't have the paper doesn't stand up as well.

Moon Rocks Recipe

Bag of chocolate chips
1/2 bag of white chocolate chips
2 1/2 cups of marshmallows
5 cups of Coco Crispes

I basically played around with it until we got the right amount. 

Melt the chocolate chips.  I used a crock pot but a microwave would be easier.  Mix the other ingredients in a bowl and then add the melted chocolate. 
I put them on wax paper but next time I will use cupcake liners and put them in that.  That way if they don't completely harden together they still get the little pieces.

They don't look very good but they tasted good.
A teacher friend of mine once added peanuts too but I did not.

After they ate them they filled out a graphic organizer on writing adjectives with their senses (see, taste, feel).  We'll use these words for writing tomorrow.
Have Fun!


  1. What else do you do for your cooking week? I have done it for 4 years but now I have a students who is allergic to peanut butter. I need some new ideas. LOVE LOVE LOVE the chefs hats! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is all I made with them. We made Moon Rocks because it also had the oo sound.

    For other units I've made bread, ice cream, lemonade, pizza, ice cream sundaes, 100 count gorp, and stone soup but these always related to a different theme.

    Mailbox magazine has had some recipes in the past and they even had picture direction sheets to go with them.

    I know our preschool does a lot of cooking. I have a Cooking with Kids cookbook that I got from Discovery Toys awhile ago. I don't know if they make it anymore.

    Sorry I can't be more of a help! I would check out some preschool/kindergarten blogs they may have more.

  3. After a long day and meetings it sure was nice to read this and see these pictures! It looks like fun!

  4. ♥ these little chef hats!!! Thanks for posting the directions!!!
    Little Warriors


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