Food commodities

This section provides activity ideas and resources to introduce children to food commodities. They have been created to provide greater depth of understanding in how a range of food is grown, reared or caught for food.

Food commodities

The resources below will help to introduce children to different food commodities (ingredients). There are three sets of resources to support food as a context of learning.

  • Food journey cards: photo cards showing the journey of different foods from field/farm to fork. These could be used as a display, a sorting game (putting the stages in the correct order), highlighting how ingredients are prepared for us to eat, and the use of ingredients in different meals.
  • Dot-to-dot sheets: a fun activity of joining the dots! However, they can also be used as a discovery session to see if children can name the food, as well as discuss different appearances, odours, tastes and textures.
  • Counting: simple worksheet about counting different types of food commodities, useful for maths.

For other activity ideas and resources about where food comes from, click here. To extend the learning, why not review the resources for 5-7 years?

Food journey cards

3 - 5 YR
Apples - the journey

A set of photo cards showing the the journey of apples - from field to fork.

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3 - 5 YR
Carrots - the journey

A set of photo cards showing the the journey of carrots - from field to fork.

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3 - 5 YR
Cereals - the journey

A set of photo cards showing the the journey of cereals (wheat) - from field to fork.

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3 - 5 YR
Lamb - the journey

A set of photo cards showing the the journey of lamb - from farm to fork.

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3 - 5 YR
Milk - the journey

A set of photo cards showing the the journey of milk - from field to fork.

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3 - 5 YR
Potatoes - the journey

A set of photo cards showing the the journey of potatoes - from field to fork.

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3 - 5 YR
Strawberries - the journey

A set of photo cards showing the the journey of strawberries - from field to fork.

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3 - 5 YR
Tomatoes - the journey

A set of photo cards showing the the journey of tomatoes - from field to fork.

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Dot to dot

3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Tomato

A worksheet about a tomato.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Apple

A worksheet about an apple.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Banana

A worksheet about a banana.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Brocolli

A worksheet about broccoli.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Carrot

A worksheet about a carrot.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Onion

A worksheet about an onion.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Pear

A worksheet about a pear.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Pepper

A worksheet about a pepper.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Potato

A worksheet about a potato.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Pumpkin

A worksheet about a pumpkin.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Raddish

A worksheet about a raddish.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Strawberry

A worksheet about a strawberry.

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Counting

3 - 5 YR
Counting 1

A worksheet about counting food.

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3 - 5 YR
Counting 2

A worksheet about counting food.

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