Brilliant bread

The aim of this session is to help children understand that bread is eaten all over the world in different forms and that we need to eat starchy food like bread with every meal. The main activity, Have a go, involves children making their own bread and developing their kneading and shaping skills.


The aim of this session is for children to:

  • describe different types of bread;
  • explain that people all over the world eat bread;
  • explain that we need to eat a food like bread (starchy food) with each meal, e.g. potatoes, pasta and rice;
  • perform simple food skills safely with a focus on sieving, stirring, kneading and shaping.

You will need

  • Brilliant bread recipe and the ingredients and equipment listed on the recipe
  • Setting up a cooking session guide
  • Tasting guide
  • Get ready to cook cards
  • Bread snap cards – cut out and laminated
  • Brilliant bread take home letter

Guide and resources

3 - 5 YR
Brilliant bread session plan

A guide for the Brilliant bread session.

Setting up a cooking session

A guide to support setting up a cooking session.

Tasting guide

A guide to support running a food tasting session.

3 - 5 YR
Get ready to cook cards

A set of cards about getting ready to cook.

3 - 5 YR
Bread snap cards

A set of bread snap cards.

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