Dairy Days

Dairy Days

Objective: The children will have the opportunity to taste variations of food made from milk.


  1. Cow picture
  2. Milk picture
  3. Measuring cups
  4. Several different types of milk for tasting
  5. Small cups

Activity: Display a picture of a cow. Ask children if they know what a cow gives us. Then assist children in brainstorming different foods or drinks that are made with milk. Show the different milk cartons. Have children taste test different kinds of milk (whole milk, chocolate milk, strawberry milk, buttermilk, skim milk). Discuss how each milk looks, smells, tastes. Review some different ways you can have milk.

Messages: You teach them lessons they'll use for life. Be active and your kids will too.

At Home Activity

Fruit milkshake
Combine 1/4 cup crushed ripe fruit (banana, strawberry, peach, etc.) and 1/2 cup milk. Blend or shake until smooth.

Crush 8 ice cubes by putting them in a double plastic bag and having children take turns pounding with a hammer. Put the ice in a blender with 2/3 cup water, 2/3 cup powdered milk, 2 tablespoons sugar or honey, and 1 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring.

Make pudding according to package directions. Add raisins, nuts, fruit, or coconut. Be creative. Layer two or three different flavors of pudding.

Check out these books about Cows and Dairy Foods
  • Cock-A-Doodle Moo by Bernard Most
  • The Cow That Went Oink by Bernard Most
  • My Farm by Alison Lester
  • What a Wonderful Day to Be a Cow by Carolyn Lesser
  • George Washington's Cows by David Small
  • Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton Active
  • The Milk Makers by Gail Gibbons

Messages:  You teach them lessons they'll use for life. Be active and your kids will too.

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