This delectable cooking experience designed for 3-8 year-olds introduces bug-loving kids to cooking in a super fun way! And who doesn't love bugs? Especially, lovebugs!
Kids will prepare food that looks like familiar bugs like ladybugs, and flowers and leaves those bugs eat. They'll take inspiration from books and pictures Garrett will introduce that teach kids about insects and their anatomy, and pick a few they'd like to create. Decisions they'll have to make will be, "What do I want my bug to look like?" and, "How many food items will I need to create my buggy bite?"
This in-kitchen experience will have kids planning and prepping their creations, learning about bugs, and experimenting and thinking about flavor combinations. Please advise Grasshopper of any food allergies.
Garrett has an A.A. degree in Early Childhood Education from the College of Marin, and a B.A. in Early Childhood Development from Cal State East Bay. He has been a lead preschool teacher in Mill Valley for the past 7 years, with over 15 years of experience working closely with kids ages 0-10.
Garrett is a creative teacher who loves to be silly and have fun with his students. He's adept at teaching social and emotional skills to very young children, and helping them to become more mindful humans. Garrett also believes it's important to make your own mistakes in front of children to show them the process of struggling and not giving up until you reach your goal. His passions are rollerblading, hiking, and playing video games.
Garrett is vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, and First Aid and CPR certified.