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Colouring fruit and vegetables

Colouring fruit and vegetables

25/02/2014

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

Learn how to use chopsticks

31/01/2014

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...

Fruit Shopping With Clues

Fruit Shopping With Clues

24/10/2013

Fruit Shopping With Clues This short game fromFresh For Kids encourages children to identify fruits from a series of written clues. The clues will need reading out to younger children, they include clues such as "This fruit is yellow in colour and curved in shape". The player then has to use arrow keys to scroll around and find the correct fruit on the shelf and then click to pick up the requested number of fruits for the shopping list. There is only one version of...

Stained Glass Apple Prints

Stained Glass Apple Prints

04/10/2013

Stained Glass Apple Printing This is a lovely way to print with apples from the Kiwi Crate blog. Rather than just making apple pictures, this version uses tracing paper, so that the finished result is semi transparent. Using slices across the middle of an apple, it helps children to become familiar with the inside of the apple. It makes a pretty star shape where the pips are. You can take a moment to allow children to examine the slices and look for differences at the top, middle and b...

Potato Printing

Potato Printing

17/11/2012

Potato Printing Every child loves having fun and making a mess, so this brilliant take on the classic 'Potato Printing' activity is great because it uses a slightly different method to get really good shapes. We found it on the Cooking, Cakes and Children website. We like it because it uses cookie cutters to create the shapes which makes it much easier to get regular shaped without needing to be artistic with a knife. You ca...

Eat A Rainbow Fruit and Veg Animation

Eat A Rainbow Fruit and Veg Animation

19/04/2010

Eat A Rainbow Fruit and Veg Animation This is a short fun animation video featuring fruits and vegetables, which kids may find funny and may work for you as a filler in presentations or background pieces. The video was developed during a workshop at the Children's Food Festival in 2009 by Sharyn Singer's organisation, Eat A Rainbow Every Day, and children at the festival.   It's a stop motion animation using lots of foods...

123 Fruity ABC DVD and resources

123 Fruity ABC DVD and resources

19/03/2010

123 Fruity ABC DVD and resources "123 itís a fruity abc" uses a mixture of synthetic phonics and fun fruit and vegetables images to bring on children's reading skills while building their familiarity with healthy foods in a gentle way. The site offers some free resources to use, such as an alphabet song video, and lots of images to use, but also offers a phonics learning DVD, very reasonably prices online course materials plus posters and ...

Blackcurrant Foundation Fruit Rainbow Worksheet

Blackcurrant Foundation Fruit Rainbow Worksheet

14/01/2010

I Can Make A Healthy Eating Rainbow Worksheet   The Blackcurrant Foundation (a trade body supporting blackcurrant growers) have developed  a bunch of worksheets on their website which encourage Key Stage One children to eat a range of fruit and veg (including a portion of blackcurrants, obviously!). One worksheet in particular is geared towards the younger age group, it features a range of outlines of fruits...

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