This section contains all the free resources which go along with The Foodies Books. In the categories on the left you will see two sections:
- Activities linked to the themes of the books
- Food related activities
Each of these have lots of free downloads. For a quick overview guide on getting the best from The Foodies Books - both the free and paid-for resources, click here:
How To Guide
Here are some examples of how people have been using The Foodies Books in their settings or schools:
The Foodies Books In Practice
Celery Stalk Rose Prints This is a lovely idea I saw on Maureen Cracknell's Homemade site. It's a cute thing to do next time you have a recipe which needs a whole head of celery in one go and therefore you cut off the stump rather than peeling individual stalks, or you can do the same with a head of crunchy lettuce. So next time you have one of those recipes, get your paints out and let your kids make some pretty art or some greetings cards. The original is h...
Colouring Fruit and Vegetables We found these great food colouring sheets on Today I Ate A Rainbow. Children need to find out about different colours of foods and why they are important for our health, and grouping them by colour in these sheets can help them to recognise fruit and vegetables by matching what colours they are. The example in the picture below are all 'Red' - strawberries, cherries, apples, raspberries and tomatoes, but there are sheets for other colour groups ...
Learn How To Use Chopsticks Teach your kids how to use chopsticks with cotton wool balls, this is a handy and useful skill when eating Chinese foods. Kids are always fascinated by the method of holding and using these sticks, so why not create an opportunity for them to practice. This activity can be used at any time, instead of your kids struggling through the meal while the food is getting cold. We found this on Play based Learning. This particular activity using...
Feeding The Birds - Sorting Out Your Bird Feeders Over the last few years the variety of bird seeds and feeders available has really multiplied and it's a big mind boggling. So where do you start if you want to help the birds in your garden or school? This is a really clear seven minute videos from The Wildlife Gardening Project on youtube about bird feeders in your garden. Laura explains the different types of food and how to put them out in ways which h...