Where Food Comes From

Developed for use in Early Years, these resources link to work on the areas of physical development, understanding the world and communicating ideas, they also aid vocabulary development and working as part of a group. They look at different types of food, where they come from and the shops which sell these products. They also focus on caring for a growing plant and learning about the seasons and which fruit and vegetables are available at different times of the year in the UK.
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Where Does Food Come From?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years children find out if a food comes from a plant or an animal. Using a selection of foods and food packaging they name each food and say where it originates from. Children are then asked to sort cards into food from plants or animals then match the food cards to their sources....
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2000 - 2009

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How Does Food Grow?

Aimed at Early Years this activity looks at food which comes from plants, with children learning about what a plant needs in order to grow well and caring for a growing plant. Children taste some herbs and learn that some plants can be eaten but that others cannot. They then think about what a seed needs to grow and...
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2000 - 2009

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What Foods Are in Season?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage children learn about the seasons and the different fruit and vegetables which are ready to eat at different times of the year. Children discuss the seasons thinking about: the things that may be observed in each, the clothes worn and activities that may be...
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2000 - 2009

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