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Making food has all the ingredients for creative and mathematical learning opportunities! When cooking together you are encouraging mathematical thinking by using counting skills to count out ingredients and using everyday mathematical language to describe size, weight and quantity when measuring.


It is good to involve children in the whole process, you could start with writing the list of ingredients together and shopping for the ingredients (online if this is safer and easier!). A recipe using spoonfuls requires children to use their counting skills, but you could also use weighing scales or cups to encourage different levels of thinking. 


Here are some easy recipes to try together, we would love to see what you have made!

How To Make One Cup Pancakes | Jamie Oliver

Jamie shows you the simplest pancake recipe ever: 1 Cup of self-raising flour, 1 cup of Milk & 1 egg. Easy.

Easy chocolate cake

2-year-old Susie is making a super easy chocolate cake. This is a great recipe for kids because there are about 6 ingredients, and you just dump it in and st...