"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." - La Rochefoucauld

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

An Assembly Line Lesson

The kids had to come up with a snack that had an "M" in it for school this week. We decided to make trail mix with M&Ms. I thought this was a good opportunity to teach them about an assembly line. Each kid had a specific job and had to measure a certain amount of food for the mix. I used old Tylenol/Motrin measuring cups for the measuring tool. It seemed to be the perfect amount for our trail mix concoction. I thought it would be fun to take a kid grocery shopping and have them pick out the ingredients for our next trail mix assembly line. I like how this activity also incorporated a measuring lesson.


Kara said...

LOVE IT!! I bet they all had a great time with this lesson :)

Anonymous said...

We did an assembly line in History.
I'm in 7th grade...so it taught us about the harsh conditions that the kids back then our age , had suffered and died in factory jobs..
(we used lego's :D)