Green eggs and ham in preschool

In celebration of Dr. Seuss Birthday we made real green eggs (sorry but without the ham) in our pre-k class…

The children started out by listening to the story “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss…

Then the children helped their teacher whip up a batch of their own green eggs to try. Connecting the literature through cooking is a terrific way to create memories and celebrate the story…

Keep in mind that this was a very large class today and we were using a hot skillet for cooking so the teacher structured this activity carefully so everyone could be involved in some way. It was kind of like watching a cooking show. Sometimes the children sat back in chairs as the teacher explained what they were going to do and other times, the children all rushed to the table to take a closer look. This is only half the class taking a closer look right now…

Once the eggs and green food color were all in the bowl, the children took a turn stirring up the eggs…

Yep, it looked kind of disgusting:) Then the teacher poured the green egg mixture into the skillet…

While the eggs were cooking, the room smelled great! I wondered if the children would want to eat the eggs or not now that they were the color green…

Everyone was given a sample to try. I was brave enough to taste the green eggs too! isn’t funny how color can affect our appetite?

The majority of the children ate their eggs without hesitation! Some gave a small taste and there were just a few that didn’t try it at all…

Please note – always check for food allergies before serving any food items to children. And be sure to wash hands before participating!

By |2011-03-02T18:00:44+00:00March 2nd, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Jules March 2, 2011 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Actually, we found by trial and error adding some blue food coloring to the eggs got a better green color, and that way there was less food coloring in the eggs!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 2, 2011 at 10:32 pm - Reply

      What a terrific tip Jules! I will share that with the teachers for future reference!

  2. Holly Davis March 2, 2011 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    How fun! I did this with my pre-k class last year and it was so much fun!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 2, 2011 at 10:30 pm - Reply

      The kids just love anything they can help cook – even if they wont eat it:)

  3. Miss Leslie March 2, 2011 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Mmmm … I’m not sure that I would enjoy green eggs, but I’m sure that kids would. I still love ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ although my little girl has been grown up for many, many years. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishing you a song in your heart,
    Miss Leslie @ Music with Miss Leslie

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 2, 2011 at 10:29 pm - Reply

      Hi Leslie – my own daughter is all grown up too and I don’t think I ever fixed her green eggs but I also know that she was one of those kids who would have NEVER tried it:) I bought green ketchup once and she wouldn’t touch it!

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