Got a veggie patch you would love to utilize? No problem!
Here at Cook n Create we LOVE to watch children take ownership of their learning, help them make connections between nature and food and support their decision making!
We can cook with some of the fresh veggies in the garden or simply use it as a learning point to gain an understanding of where fresh foods come from, how to prepare and cook with them, nature, sustainability and the journey from farm to fork - we've got it covered..and then some!
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 and to witness a session come to life is truly magical!
For us making cooking FUN, interactive, creative, empowering 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 - ever the teacher Jess NEVER misses a learning opportunity!
Each and every session is exciting, creative, hands on and educating!
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!"Jess
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.
Jess is a Design Technology teacher - Creativity is a part of her DNA!
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 easily into their daily lives!
When food is made fun, it's one of the BEST mediums for learning! Here at Cook n Create - we nail it!
The moment Jess walks into that classroom, young people LOVE her - they feed off her energy, enthusiasm and passion... and her purple hair doesn't g
Incursions can be:
... ANY learning environment!
Great question! Scroll down a bit to see our price list! If you want to discuss creating something particular to meet your learning criteria PLEASE do - call Jess now!
Jess studied food science.. isn't this a cool experiment!