Food

Children and teacher cooking zucchini

Eating a rainbow

This Eat a rainbow program set out to change children’s perception about food. The program encourages children to explore fresh and healthy foods in all the colours of the rainbow.

Mortar and pestle with grains

Grinding grains with children

Take a look at the different technologies you can use to grind grains with children including grinding rocks, mortar and pestle and coffee grinders then explore the textures produced.

Vegetable platter with different coloured capsicums

Critically thinking about capsicums

In this age of free-flowing information and fake news, there lies an opportunity to cultivate critical thinking skills. Skills that are far more important for today’s education and children’s futures than just knowing the facts.

Bananas next to different types of fruit

Going bananas

While unpacking the groceries together, my five-year-old queried how long it would take for the bananas to be ripe enough to eat, providing a perfect entry point to developing a science experiment.

I hear a pickle

I hear a pickle

Depicting familiar sounds, smells, objects and foods, the author makes each sense relatable and establishes the connection between a sense and the feelings and associations it evokes.

Cup of milk that has spilt

No good crying over spilt milk

This is a lovely design and technology experience. Children can look at the table setting and decide what objects are ‘fit for purpose’: What is it about the jug that makes it easy to pour? They learn about table settings, whether the knife goes on the right or left. What if you are left-handed?

Baby holding up a heavy barbell with weights

Avocado baby

The baby in this story grows ridiculously strong from eating avocados, so much so that he can fight off burglars and move furniture around. Discuss some of the topics touched on by the story. What makes you strong? What can and can’t babies do? Do certain types of food make you strong?…

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