This activity is great for extending your child's knowledge and understanding of the world around them, as they learn about different types of food and where they come from. It's also a good way of developing their fine motor skills as they prepare ingredients and handle utensils. It also teaches them an important life skill - how to prepare tasty, nutritious meals (and the occasional yummy treat!).
How to extend the fun
Talk about beans and how there are different types, eg baked beans, broad beans, French beans). You could then watch and listen to a story about a magic bean. Can your child guess the name of the story? Click through to the Story Time section, select the 'Fairy Tales' option on the left-hand side and then click on 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. Cuddle up and watch it together.
How to make a magic moment
Help your child to make a simple chef's hat. Take a large piece of white paper or card (which will sit like a tall tube on their head) and measure how much you'll need so it fits snugly around their forehead. Then let your child decorate the paper/card using crayons, stickers, etc. Once they've finished designing their hat, fix it together at the back with tape or staples... and you're good to go!