For the first cookery club session of the term I always like to make something quite simple so I can easily assess the child’s knife & fine motor skills. Previous terms it has often been fruit salad. After being sent a copy of Fi Bird’s Kids’ Kitchen I had a flick through and realised Fi’s Picnic Kebabs would be perfect for the first lesson of the term. During the class we also talked about the Eat Well Plate (the Derby CC website has a particularly good picture of Eat Well Plate to use with children.) and looked as to if the picnic kebabs would tick all essential parts of eating a balanced diet.
- Using the skewers carefully
- Spreading butter with a knife
- Using biscuit cutters to cut shapes out of the sandwich
Amongst the pupils the recipe went down really well and they rated the recipe highly. I was impressed how imaginative the children were with constructing the kebabs and used a wide range of skills to make them. One child even commented on how the recipe could be adapted to make a sweet version with maybe peanut butter in the sandwich and fruit pieces.