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You can have lots of fun together creating some tasty treats and your child can have some lovely sensory experiences and learn at the same time. 

During cookery your child can:

  1. Develop physical skills for example holding onto the spoon, moving the spoon in the bowl to stir. 
  2. Showing a like or dislike for different textures, smells and if appropriate for your child, taste. 
  3. Asking for or showing a want for more.  When you remove a smell, texture or taste look and listen for your child showing that they liked it and would like it again.  Reinforce this by saying “you want more”, show the more symbol and carry on. 

 

Week

Activity

Resources

1

Wizard of Oz

Emerald City Punch

 

Wash hands in a bowl of warm soapy water

 

Get lots of different citrus fruits and cut them into pieces so that the children can explore through smell, taste, touch. Children to squeeze the fruits or use a juicer to make an Emerald City Punch.

Bowl of warm soapy water

Citrus fruits

Knife

Juicer

Cups  

 

2

Elmer

Elephant Ear Cinnamon Rolls

 

Wash hands in a bowl of warm soapy water

 

Support children to make the dough following the recipe. Let children explore the dough and taste/ smell/ explore the filling before rolling up like elephant ears!

 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/cinnamon-rolls

 

Bowl of warm soapy water

Sugar

Flour

Cinnamon

Butter

Eggs

Milk

Bowls

Wooden spoons

Baking tray

3

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Mocktails & Smoothies

Wash hands in a bowl of warm soapy water

 

Using lots of different fruits, juices and fizzy drinks explore, taste, smell, listen to the fizz, shake it and watch it explode etc. to make some amazing potion mocktails and smoothies like in George’s Marvellous Medicine! Attach the blender to the switch so children can blend the fruit into smoothies.

Bowl of warm soapy water

Cups

Blender

Switch

Fruits

Fizzy drinks

Juice

 

4

Sheldon the Snail

Snail Slime

 

Wash hands in warm soapy water

 

Support children to add ingredients together to make the slime following the recipe. Children to use hands

to mix slime mixture together until it all comes together then let the children explore the slime.

 

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/make-slime-without-borax/

Bowl of warm soapy water

Shampoo

Cornflour

Green food colouring

Water

Bowl

Spoon

5

Room on the Broom

Bread Witches Fingers

 

Wash hands in warm soapy water

 

Children to add together and mix up ingredients to make a bread dough. Once the dough has come together children to pull pieces off and then use their hands to roll them into a witches’ finger shape.

 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easy-white-bread

 

Bowl of warm soapy water

Strong white flour

Salt

Yeast

Oil

Water

Baking tray

Bowls

Wooden spoons

 

6

Alice in Wonderland

Jammie Dodgers

 

Wash hands in warm soapy water

 

Children to mix ingredients to make biscuits, roll the dough then use a cutter to cut out biscuit shapes. Children to explore/ taste/ smell different jams and then when their biscuits had cooked add a spoonful between each.

 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/jammy-dodger-flowers

Bowl of warm soapy water

Jams

Butter

Sugar

Egg

Flour

Baking tray

Bowls

Wooden spoons

Spoons

 

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