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Patterns Unplugged: Reusing Recipes Activity

This 'unplugged' activity introduces pattern recognition and the idea that algorithms can be repurposed. Cooking recipes are analysed to find parts that are common to more than one. Reusable parts are then borrowed to create new recipes which the children share with the class. Additional teacher guidance is given,...

What Foods Do You Like?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage children name and express opinions about different foods and learn that that different people like different foods. Using the pictures provided, children give their preferences for different food and explain their reasons.

They also talk about some of...

What Is the Eatwell Plate?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage children start to recognise the eatwell plate and which foods belong to each group.

Using the eatwell plate poster provided children become more familiar with what may constitute a healthy, balanced diet, they sort food images into correct food groups...

What Makes a Meal?

This activity provides the opportunity for children to learn about the number of dishes which can be made with fish and to plan their own meals which include fish, a starchy food and vegetables.

Children are shown meals containing fish and asked to identify the fish, the starchy food and the fruit and...

What Does It Taste Like?

This activity aims to encourage children learning in the Early Years to try new foods and use their senses to describe them. Children predict what different fruit and vegetables may look like inside and talk about how they might be eaten. They record their observations and feelings about the food in the My food...

How Do You Get Ready to Cook?

This activity aims to encourage children learning in the Early Years to understand it is important to get ready to cook so the food we prepare is safe to eat. It could be used as an introduction to a lesson in which children are involved in preparing or cooking food.

The activity provided by the British...

What Does This Piece of Kitchen Equipment Do?

Aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage this activity asks children to identify and name a range of kitchen equipment explaining how different items are used.

Children look at part of an object and try and guess what it is then think how the piece of equipment would be used in the kitchen and the kind of food...

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