Cooking Matters: For Chefs and Kids

This Cooking Matters: For Chefs and Kids activity & project also includes:

Get your scholars cooking with a collection of activities that pairs the class to a community chef, promotes healthy snacking and drinking, and explores fruits and vegetables. Lower elementary learners create vegetable super heroes, examine the nutritional differences between fruit and their juices, taste test different herbs, and solve riddles. Upper elementary pupils participate in a healthy drink taste test, compare food labels, and investigate fast food menus. All learners can enjoy a crossword puzzle, word search, and a series of recipes. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Send a letter home to parents and guardians inviting them to volunteer during the chosen activity 
  • Display the four central messages for scholars to reference throughout the lesson
  • Copy a class set of the crossword puzzle and word search for early finishers to work on when their first task is complete 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires copies
  • Take allergies into consideration prior to bringing in food 
  • The duration of the lesson depends on the activity you choose to implement 
Pros

  • A table of contents makes finding specific activities quickly and easily 
  • Each activity's directions are written clearly and in detail
  • Acitivites are labeled by their corresponding grade 
Cons

  • None