TASK 6: Algorithms and programming (Option 2 – Making a jam sandwich)


To develop logic sequencing in the early years, it is good to start with something young children can easily relate to.
For this activity, young children will sequence the steps that they think would allow them to successfully produce a jam sandwich.

Before actually letting children make the sandwich, children must first sequence the steps by pasting the right pictures in order

Once children has sequence the pictures, allow them to explain their sequence to you.
Observe if  children are able to think logically.

  1. Prepare 2 slice of bread

  2. Spread the butter on one side of the first bread.

  3. Spread the jam on one side of the second bread.

  4. Put the breads together with butter and jam facing together, making it a sandwich.

  5. Cut the sandwich diagonally to form a triangle shape.

  6. Enjoy eating your jam sandwich!

Now prepare actual ingredients for children to make their own jam sandwich!
Ask children to try preparing the sandwich based on their own sequence of pictures.
Did they successfully made a jam sandwich? Or is there something not right with the sequence of pictures they made?

It is ok if children decided to change the sequence when making the jam sandwich. Just remember to reflect upon it at the end of the lesson. Ask questions like, did your sequence work? If yes, that’s great! If not, why? When you found out your sequence did  not work, what did you do?

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