Even more simple and fun non-screen activities that children can do at home
When coming up with even more ideas to encourage children to step away from their screens and get creative, we noticed that food, cooking and recipe based activities really got the creative juices flowing. A quick search on Pobble, proved just that. There are hundreds of recipes and instructions to choose from. We could write our own recipe book! 🤔
The recipe book of Pobble, would be like no other; nowhere else would you find a collection of recipes quite like this…
The recipes from young writers around the world are delightfully good, utterly bonkers and sometimes downright outrageous!
Take a ‘recipe for a Pongy Pizza’ for example. We prefer ours with Pepperoni, but maybe this revolting recipe will tickle your taste buds? Or ‘a recipe to take you back in time?’ Perhaps instructions on ‘How to make a dirty doughnut’ would be more up your street? Or even, ‘How to turn your teacher into a beautiful fluffy kitten!’?
Admittedly some of these recipes are a bit revolting and the ingredients are difficult to get hold of, there’s not a lot we can do about that. But they are ideal if you’re teaching instructions or looking for fun teaching ideas. Simply search Pobble to see more.
If you fancy making something slightly simpler, or tastier than our examples above, we’ve got instructions for making parachutes, puppets, pancakes and more on Pobble too.
Alternatively, you could choose one of our 25 ideas below:
Download and print your copy here.
- Write a recipe for happiness. What are the essential ingredients you need to include?
- Design the front cover of your own recipe book. What will you call your book and how will you make it stand out?
- Get revolting! What is the most disgusting menu you can think of? Design and create your own revolting menu.
- Make your own chef’s hat. What will you use to make it? Newspaper or something else?
- What makes a good friend? Can you write a recipe with the key ingredients?
- Create a recipe for a happy family. What do you need to mix together and how would you do it?
- Make a model of your favourite pizza. Use bits you find around the house. What toppings will you include? Bottle top pepperoni perhaps?
- Write a song or rap about your favourite food OR about your least favourite food.
- Draw a picture of the best dessert you can possibly imagine!
- What do you need to make a healthy human? Draw a diagram to explain.
- Start a food journal. Write down your favourite meals, ingredients and recipes.
- Imagine you need to make a cake for a special event. It needs to have 5 layers of different flavours. Design and label how it would look.
- Word Search fun! Create your own word search using words on the topic of food or cooking, then ask someone to complete it.
- Imagine you discovered a new type of fruit! What would you call it? What would it look like and taste like? Write a description of it.
- If you had your own restaurant, what would it be like? Would it have a theme? Make a model of it using things you find around the house.
- How would you create a united community? Write down your method and the ingredients you would use.
- The perfect teacher! Write a list of the ingredients you would need to make the best teacher in the world. Perhaps you already know one?
- Grow your own. Can you save the seeds from something you eat and plant them to grow your own?
- Get baking! Find a recipe you like and have a go at completing it. What will you make? Biscuits, pancakes, buns or something else?
- Healthy body. Exercise is just as important as eating well. Can you create your own daily workout routine and try it out?
- How many words can you think of that rhyme with COOK? Write a list.
- Rainbow foods. There are 7 colours in the rainbow. Can you think of a food that’s the colour of each one? Draw a picture to show these.
- Potion power! Imagine you have the power to create a potion. What would your potion do and how would you make it?
- Alphabet food! Can you name something you would find in the kitchen that starts with the letter a,b,c and so on?
- Put on a show! Can you put on a cookery show? Explain what you are doing at each step so it’s simple for others to follow.