Perfect plant salad

The aim of this session is to help children understand that a lot of the food we eat is grown and comes from plants. The main activity, Have a go, involves the children learning how to make a crunchy vegetable salad and develop their cutting and grating skills.

Learning

The aim of this is for children to:

  • explain that a lot of our food comes from plants;
  • name the parts of some plants that we eat, e.g. leaf, root;
  • explain that vegetables come from plants and can be used to make a healthy dish;
  • perform simple food skills safety with a focus on cutting with scissors, grating, measuring out by scooping with a spoon, and mixing ingredients.

You will need:

  • Perfect plant salad recipe and the ingredients and equipment listed on the recipe
  • Vegetable cards
  • Setting up a cooking session guide
  • Get ready to cook cards
  • Perfect plant salad take home letter

Guide and resources

3 - 5 YR
Perfect plant salad session

The session guide for Perfect plant salad.

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multi-yr
Vegetable cards

A set of cards showing photographs of vegetables.

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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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3 - 5 YR
Perfect plant salad take home letter

A letter for parents/carers about the perfect plant salad activity.

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