Dobbins Elementary kindergarteners know where the dough and bread come from. They got the information first hand from Kim Moff from Mill Creek MetroParks farm, who visited the school on Thursday, Jan. 10.
Moff gave a presentation using the children's story "The Little Red Hen." The story involved a hen who planted seeds, tended the garden, harvested the seeds, ground the seeds into flour, and finally baked a loaf of bread.
"It's all about how wheat becomes bread," Moff said.
Mill Creek MetroPark educator Kim Moff assists Dobbins kindergartener Travis Berry as he mixes ingredients to make homemade play dough.
Following the story, Moff issued pails, measuring cups, and ingredients that students used to make play dough. The key ingredient was flour and Moff related how it can make bread and also make something really fun. As the kids mixed the flour, water, and salt, Moff gave each group a pack of Kool Aid that was used to give the play dough color.
When the students were done, they divided their play dough so each member of the group got an equal share. Kindergarten teacher Nick Henry then gave the kids a little fun time to make whatever they wanted.
"It was a fantastic program and a lot of fun for my students," Henry said.