Fabulous fruit salad

The aim of this session is to help children understand that there are many different types of fruit and eating fruit can help to keep us healthy. The main activity, Have a go, involves the children tasting different fruit and learning how to make a fruit salad by peeling, cutting with a knife and combining ingredients.

Learning

The aim of this session is for children:

  • name different types of fruit;
  • explain that eating fruit can help to keep us healthy;
  • perform simple food skills safely with a focus on peeling by hand, cutting with a knife and mixing ingredients.

You will need:

  • Fabulous fruit salad recipe and ingredients and equipment listed on the recipe
  • Setting up a cooking session guide
  • Get ready to cook cards
  • Tasting guide
  • Fruit cards – cut out and laminated
  • Fabulous fruit salad take home letter
  • 4-6 different fruit for tasting. If possible, try to offer a range of fruit the children are less familiar with and include samples that are both grown in the UK and in hotter climates. Take a look at the Fruit cards for ideas. Have two of each fruit available so you can cut one into samples for tasting and the second can be shown as a whole fruit.

Guide and resources

3 - 5 YR
Fabulous fruit salad session plan

The session plan for Fabulous fruit salad.

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3 - 5 YR
Fabulous fruit salad take home letter

A letter about the Fabulous fruit salad activity for parents/carers.

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multi-yr
Setting up a cooking session

A guide to support setting up a cooking session.

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3 - 5 YR
Get ready to cook cards

A set of cards about getting ready to cook.

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multi-yr
Tasting guide

A guide to support running a food tasting session.

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multi-yr
Fruit cards

A set of cards showing photographs of fruit.

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