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Time to eat (food)

Time to eat

Welcome to Food Week

 

We've provided lots of ideas here for your to pick and choose from. 

 

Sorting food 

  •  Provide your child with a selection of food items. Ask your child to sort the food. They might sort by shape, colour, or size.
     

 

Healthy/ Unhealthy

  • 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.

 

Food faces

Make some faces or animals out of food.

 

Sorting game

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

  • Oranges and juicers

 

  • Cabbage and scissors - Other fruit and vegetables would work. Let us know what you've tried. wink

 

  • Cereal and hammers 

 

  • 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.

  • Citrus

 

  • Spaghetti 

 

  • Peas and water 

 

 

  • Custard

 

 

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. 

 

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Play shops

  • 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/

 

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