Here is a collection of all the childcare settings that have taken the time to share activities they have been doing with the children during National Children’s Food Festival Week 2016.
Carers Nest Pre-school in Potterne Devizes, Wiltshire enjoyed joining in with National Children’s Food Festival. The children enjoyed playing healthy eating bingo, taking part in competitions to see who has the healthiest lunch box each day, sharing stories, threading the hungry caterpillar’s leaf and drawing their own ideal healthy lunch box.
Bright Beginnings Nursery in Peterhead also carried out lots of activities over the week. They said “loved that festival and all the tips, print outs etc that was given by your page to be prepared. It was a massive hit by all.”
The children at Number 68 childminders have been very busy this week. They have been learning about food outside in places we don’t always notice, like blackberries and apples in the woods . They have also harvested their allotment food such as peas potatoes and carrots. They then made a meal from everything they had found that day and the children were so excited to taste all their hard work.
Kaleidoscope Nursery in Drighlington had a very busy and fun filled week celebrating National Children’s Food Festival week!
“Blue room have continued with our theme of the hungry caterpillar today for the children’s food festival week. We created a tuff tray and staged out the story using a range of different fruit and resources. Alongside this we also used story cards with no words in order to encourage children to tell the story themselves.”
“Pink room explored a variety of fruit using all of our senses. We pulled lots of very funny faces. To celebrate national children’s food festival pink room explored a variety of fruit using all of our senses. We pulled lots of very funny faces. We have also been exploring flavoured tea bags using our senses. We explored the texture, smell and taste and dipped them in water to make marks on the paper.”
Leven Baptist Church nursery in Fife have been reading the hungry caterpillar and doing a game about matching healthy and unhealthy foods. Here are some displays that they have created and the planning for the week.
YMCA Sefton Nursery have been busy with National Children’s Food Festival 2016!
“We have harvested our sweetcorn ready for Judy to cook and invited our families in for lunch on Thursday”
All My Friends Childcare Ltd in Gloucester have also carried out lots of different activities.
“Our Pre-school group used the story ‘Handa’s Suprise’ they took part in fruit tasting, basket weaving and moulded fruit with salt dough. They did sorting fruit into baskets and fruit and vegetable printing. Our toddler group used the story ‘Olivers Fruit Salad’.”