Food A Fact Of Life Lesson Plans for 3-5 year olds
This is a lovely series of activities put together on the Food A Fact Of Life site.
The site is set up by the British Nutrition Foundation, which is a charity which provides generally extremely well framed information on food to the public, but also has strong links to the food industry, so please use your discretion.
There are lesson plans for all ages but here we are focussing on the lessons for 3-5 year olds.
Each of the lessons has a practitioner's guide on running the session, clear information and a free pdf with worksheets and information.
Each lesson includes a cooking activity and a classroom game as well as discussion, for example vegetable bingo, with cards provided on the pdf.
We particularly like that each lesson has a letter to print in the pdf to send home with the children. This tells their parents what they have been doing and encourages them to try some things out at home, for example a copy of the recipe to make again, or a chart to note down when children help to wash the vegetables etc.
The lessons are to be found at Food A Fact Of Life's website on the 3-5 year olds page.
The foods covered are:
Session 1 - Super Smoothies
Session 2 -Toast
Session 3 - Delicious Dips and Dippers
Session 4 - Scrummy Scones
Session 5 - Perfect Plant Salad
Session 6 - Picturesque Pizza
Session 7 - Fabulous Fruit Salad
Session 8 - Great Green Soup
Session 9 - Pleasing Pasta
Session 10 - Brilliant Bread
Session 11 - Fantastic Fish
Salad Dressing in a Jar The easiest way for children to learn to make a salad dressing is to assemble the ingredients in a jar and give it a really good shake. Dressings need a really good mix in order to emulsify, and shaking it is quite a good way to do that without getting an achey arm whisking or splashing everywhere. This video version from Look and Taste Tips youtube channel is a mustard one (because it was made to give a great tip about using up the last sc...
Easter Bunny Breakfast with Scrambled Egg and Bacon Loving this creative Easter breakfast. I know it's fab to get up and do the Easter egg hunt, but you need to get some 'proper food' into kids before they really pile in to the pile of chocolate. This is a great breakfast idea which will fill them up and make them smile and enable you to get them to postpone the chocolate carnage for a little longer. The recipe was created by Carrie over at worthpinning.com and was inspired by some ...
Grilled Cheese Hearts and Soup This is an easy lunch time meal or after school tea which uses a large heart shaped cheesy crouton toast for a Valentine's twist. One of the great things about soup is you can use any ingredients you like. The website includes a soup recipe for you to follow, but obviously you can use any red soup, home made or shop bought. You can also use any cheese for the grilled cheese too. We found this on Parenting.com. Please remember children will n...
Tuna and Cheese Fishcakes What to do with leftover mash potatoes? How to get kids to eat a bit more fish? This easy kid friendly recipe from the wonderful site Eat Your Veg can help with both. It's a great recipe for kids to help with as they can assemble and mix all the ingredients, shape them into cakes and breadcrumb them. Older children can fry them under supervision, but all the other jobs are suitable for any age or stage. And you can make lots and refrigerate or freeze...