If your school/kindy/OSHC has a vegetable patch or you want them to simply learn more about where their foods come from and how to cook with them, nature, sustainability and the journey from farm to fork - we've got it covered!
Cooking with children builds endless skills. As well as refining those gross and fine motor skills, it also encourages creativity, exploration, investigation, learning through getting hands on, messy and playing with foods to explore their tastes and textures within the remits of their comfort zones. There are endless opportunities to extend activities into numeracy tasks through weighing, measuring, dividing, portioning and enhance their literacy and oracy skills through reading recipes, talking through ideas, discussing their creations etc!
The children LOVE Cook n Create! Of course we would say this BUT it's honestly true! For us making cooking, fun, creative and engaging is KEY and the learning is slipped in along the way! The opportunities to learn THROUGH fun are endless and we make sure of it! We aim to make it fun to help it become an ingrained habit and skill from their early years!
Because the children truly LOVE what they are doing and thrive on taking ownership of their creations - the concentration and engagement with the tasks is nothing short of amazing! I am blown away by their engagement EVERY SINGLE time I run a session! These little people are awesome!
As our name suggests 'Cook n Create' is also about being creative, exploring ideas, reasoning, being original and inventive! This comes in many shapes and forms including group work, paired tasks and independent tasks and thinking.
We talk a LOT about what healthy foods are, how they help keep our bodies healthy and we teach children the lifelong skill of HOW to make these healthy choices and integrate them into their daily lives! When food is made fun, it's one of the BEST mediums for learning! Here at Cook n Create - we think we nail it!
The benefits really do speak for themselves don't they?
If you are interested in booking Cook n Create for your educational setting - GREAT!!!
We will arrive with our mobile classroom and we can set up inside your classroom or outside! Our packages include ALL the equipment we need, ALL the ingredients, ALL the mess, ALL the organisation, ALL the hassle, ALL the cleaning, and ALL the education and fun! Please take a look at our SAMPLE MENU for examples of products we can make with your classes.
It is REALLY important to us that you know that we are flexible and LOVE to create packages around your specifications and desired learning outcomes! The sample menu is a guide only.
Check out this food science experiment!