3 - 5 Years

Welcome to the 3-5 Years area. Here you’ll find activity ideas and resources to support the teaching and learning of food with young children. They have been developed to be used by early years specialists to stimulate children’s interest in food.

Looking for recipes? We have a range of recipes that could be adapted and used – just look in the recipe section.

Want further rigour and challenge? Go to the 5-7 years area.

For resources and guidance to support children working from home, see the Remote learning area.

The resources for pupils aged 3-5 years meet the Guidelines for producers and users of school education resources about food.

To find out how you can deliver your early years curriculum through food, why not watch a webinar recording and view the supporting PPT presentation?  

Featured resources

Food image cards

A set of 18 cards showing food from different food groups.

3 - 5 YR
Cut and stick foods worksheet.docx

A sheet of food from different food groups to cut and stick.

3 - 5 YR
My food book presentation.pptx

A presentation that can be printed and used as a book to record food experiences.

3 - 5 YR
The eatwell game food cards

Small food cards to support the eatwell game.

3 - 5 YR
The eatwell game

A game involving choosing food and placing it in the correct food group.

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