The Ova Prima Lesson Plans Databank
||Como se dice 'huevos'?
||Rebecca Clyde, Sweet Apple Elementary School
||3 hours in-class prep time, 1 hour at-home prep time, 1 hour in class
Students will learn about the preparation and ingestion of eggs and
egg dishes in foreign cultures. Students will gain introductory
foreign languages mastery. Students will also exert their creative
skills and acquired knowledge in the creation of decorative accessories
to accompany the final exercise.
Large sheets of construction paper
Scrap magazines such as National Geographic or Vogue International
Cookbook (such as The Little Egg Cookbook or the pamphlet from
Ova Prima Foundation entitled Edible Yet Unforgettable: A Collection
of Egg Recipes from Around the World)
Optional: Ostrich egg
At home, on the night before Egg Day, parents will help their child enrich
their at-school learning experience by allowing them to assist in the preparation
of assigned egg dish.
Using pre-selected recipes from the cookbook, focus on individual countries
and their patterns of egg ingestion.
Emphasize to the children that in many cultures, eggs are eaten at meals
other than breakfast!
Enrich foreign language skills by teaching and testing the words for 'Egg'
in various languages, such as French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Greek,
Latin, Japanese, and Chinese.
Using construction paper, pens, and magazines, have the children create
decorations for the various countries represented by the pre-selected recipes.
Sample ideas: Sombreros, maracas, Ukrainian Easter eggs, the Eiffel Tower,
or collages of famous sights and fashions from a country selected from
Distribute recipes and letters to mothers and fathers requesting help in
preparing dishes for Egg Day. Be certain to emphasize that children are
not to prepare the dishes themselves without adult supervision or proper
Optional: Is there an ostrich farm in your community? If so, obtain an
ostrich egg and prepare a fluffy omelet on a hot plate in front of the
entire class! Children are naturally fascinated by these oversized eggs,
and learn from the reminder that there are other egg-bearing species than
On Egg Day, have the students place their egg dishes on a table or desk
appropriately labeled with the recipe's country of origin and/or any decorations
the students might have made to represent its native culture. Have
students enjoy small samples of each dish! A delicious way to learn
about the world beyond our own borders!
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