At Rock and Roll Daycare, we’ve had a busy month learning about French culture at our centers and through our NannyShare program. The French theme continues through June as we continue to introduce our students to everything French, including food. Food is one of those areas that everyone seems to have an interest in, no matter what age you are.
French Food Facts
Unless you’re of French descent or have been immersed in the French culture, many of us don’t know a lot about French food. Did you know….
French fries are not French.
French fries actually come from Belgium. But, since the countries border one another and French is the official language of Belgium, there was some confusion. That confusion stuck and we still have french fries as we know them today.
e Roman Empire. “French toast” was actually coined in England in the 17th century.
Burgers are eaten with a knife and fork.
Unlike here in America where many of us pick up a burger and bite into it, people in France cut their burger with a knife and fork and eat it that way.
A very popular French food is beef burgundy.
Beef Burgundy is a classic French dish and is often cited as one of France’s favorite foods. It’s a beef stew braised in Burgundy red wine.
Macaroons are a popular dinner party gift in France.
Macaroons are extremely popular in France and have been a widely loved dessert for more than one-hundred years. People often give them as gifts.
At Rock and Roll Daycare, we are teaching our students about the popularity of this treat. As part of our curriculum, we have a fun activity where kids have to find the macaroons on a sheet. This is a great way for them to get to know what these tasty little treats look like and work on their skills to recognize objects.
The macaroon activity is just one of many we are using over these two months to teach children about all that France has to offer. We have our French Heritage Curriculum Guide that includes many activities that kids can learn about France while having fun.
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