• Let’s Play

Encouraging children to play and become interested in their food is just as important as them eating it.  Children thrive on play and quite often ‘food play’ gets overlooked.  So, here are a few ways to get children involved with food play.  We hope you have lots of fun…

FOODIE SELF PORTRAIT

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What’s needed? Leftover cupboard foods – cereals, pasta,…

CLAY FOOD MODELLING

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What’s needed? Clay. Tray. Children’s glue. Children’s…

WHAT AM I GAME

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What’s needed? An unusual fruit/vegetable/food. Googly eyes…

GOING ON A FOOD HUNT

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What’s needed? A sac/bag. A selection of unusual foods –…

SPAGHETTI PAINTING

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What’s needed? Spaghetti pasta. Different coloured paints. Large…

PASTA TRINKETS

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What’s needed? Pasta – any with a hole in it (Penne, Rotelle,…

HERB GAME

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What’s needed? A selection of herbs – basil, mint, sage,…

FOOD PRINTING

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What’s needed? Oranges, grapefruits or onions (see what’s…

REAL POTATO HEAD

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What’s needed? A medium/large white potato. Carrots cut into…

FLOWERY BRUSSELS

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What’s needed? Brussel sprouts. Coloured paint. White…

CUCUMBER WIGGLIES

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What’s needed? Cucumber. Coloured paint. White paper/card. Googly…

SENSORY FOOD PLAY

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What’s needed? Flour. Dry oats. Dry pastas. Dry rice/lentils. Any…

LICKABLE HAND PRINTS

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What’s needed? Natural yoghurt. Strongly coloured fruits/vegetables. White…