My children’s school is wonderful. They have accomodated my kids’ allergies wonderfully and are so careful about asking if they can have things. They even let us know when there is a special project or treat coming later in the week or month so that we can plan ahead and acoomodate accordingly.
They are also great about helping us normalize the experience for our kids. Each year I’ve done a project in our daughter’s classroom so that her classmates can maybe understand and have fun with it too. This year we made our own coconut milk!
Prior to the classroom project, I set some coconut shreds to soaking in the blender. The children all washed hands. Then waited in line for a spot at the table. Someone got to push the blender button and everyone got to squeeze the milk through the cheese cloth. In the end we had plain coconut milk and vanilla coconut milk to try. We also brought some of our daugher’s special mini muffins to go with the milk for a special snack.
I had fun and our daughter had fun, though was a little more shy during the project than I’d anticipated.