Welcome to Food Week
We've provided lots of ideas here for your to pick and choose from.
- Provide your child with a selection of food items. Ask your child to sort the food. They might sort by shape, colour, or size.
- Provide your child with a selection of foods. Can they sort into healthy/ unhealthy groups.
- Your child could draw a favourite healthy meal.
- Discuss how exercise is an important part of staying healthy. Watch and complete a 10 minute shake up.
Make some faces or animals out of food.
Make a sorting game out of bottle tops. The children could sort/ match fruit, shapes, colours, numbers, letters etc.
Explore fruit and vegetables with tools. For example
- Cabbage and scissors - Other fruit and vegetables would work. Let us know what you've tried.
- Sweetcorn and tweezers (this would work with seeds or small pieces of food including dry food)
Explore a food sensory bin/ box - an old plastic box would work well for this. We find that the children play for longer periods with open ended activities like this. We've given you a few ideas to choose from.
Create a collage
- Ask your child to draw out a shapes (e.g a fruit, vegetable, animal or person). Cut out a selection of colourful packaging and collage on to their picture.
- Using toy food or old packaging, set up a food shop for your child to act out being the shopkeeper and customer. You could introduce coins to support their developing knowledge of money. Give them a notepad to use as a shopping list to encourage in the moment writing. Creating a café would be really fun too.
Potato/ Vegetable Printing
- Using a selection of vegetables available in your kitchen, support your child to print and explore the shapes and patterns created.
Make cornflour gloop
Mix cornflour with a small amount of water in a mixing bowl. It will make a slimy, stretchy mixture. Allow your child to explore the change of texture from wet to dry and the texture of the gloop. https://www.learning4kids.net/2012/05/02/how-to-make-gloop/