From our provocation activity, Brendan saw food being used as decorations. He was quite puzzled and asked why. I asked the rest of the group if they agree that food can be used as decorations or be decorated. They all shook their little heads and said no. Then I showed the children two pictures, a plain cookie and butterfly cookies. Then I asked them which one they preferred. They all picked the butterfly cookies. "Why?" I asked.
Theo said: "The butterfly cookies look better."
Alfie said: "The other cookie is plain, there's nothing on it!"
Allye said: "Because it's decorated."
Molly said: "I will feel very happy eating those butterfly cookies!"
Then I asked: "Why do you think the person made butterfly cookies and decorated them?"
Angela thought for a while and said: "Maybe the person that made it likes a butterfly."
For our activity, the children made plain sugar cookies and chose how and what they want to use to decorate their cookies. They all loved it and of course generous in nature, they made enough to share with the whole group.