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. And it teaches them an important life skill - how to prepare tasty, nutritious meals (and the occasional yummy treat!).
How to extend the fun
The tarts are made with jam. Explain to your child that jam is a sticky fruit spread. There are lots of different types of jam - one of the most popular varieties is strawberry jam. It can be spread on bread or toast or used for puddings and as the filling in cakes.