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I Can Cook Game

I Can Cook Game

02/07/2012

I Can Cook Game

This online game accompanies the I Can Cook TV series on Cbeebies. Kids can choose to help presenter Katy make sweet treats, or meals and snacks.




Children choose which recipe they want to make online from a recipe book, and then they have to use the mouse to make their virtual hands prepare the recipe.

The game uses a variety of mouse skills which is great for getting young children to practice their control. For example they might move the mouse in a circle to make a grater handle turn or stir a mixture, they might move the mouse up and down to use a rolling pin, drag and direct the mouse to crack an egg or click to drop in an ingredient.

There is a little video about washing your hands (which you can skip if you want), then you work through the recipe, and at the end she sings a song about what they have made.
 
The great thing is that while they are practicing their skills they are gently taking in the different stages of a recipe - not all the ingredients are included, so they are not full recipes, but they cover all stages to give them a rounded idea. The actual recipes are then featured on the website so your child can ask to make the real thing.

It's a brilliant game you can play again and again with different recipes. Highly recommended.

You can play the game here.



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