Easter activities- Play:Full
Funded by Good Food Oxford
Read, steady cook – Food boxes
During this two week holiday, families received two home-delivered boxes containing simple, fun and engaging cooking and baking activities. Our team pre-measured the ingredients and made recipe cards and video tutorials for each dish, so that families could easily follow along. We also included a bag of surplus fruit and vegetables from Oxford Food Hub, with each delivery.
“My 11 year old son, who has Autism, made the pizza recipe and with the ingredients you kindly sent, he had a lot of fun making it. He was tasting the vegetables while making it which was a huge achievement for him as he is limited in what he eats. A very big thank you for your generosity.”– Parent
“I learned new ways to eat easily and cheaply by following the video step by step. We loved the frittata and the children enjoyed the pancake with strawberries. Thank you for helping us to use healthy food in such a practical and tasty way.”– Parent
“The fruit recipes were amazing and my daughter who doesn’t eat fruits enjoyed it. We are not from the UK and were able to make such lovely dishes. Thanks a lot for the support during COVID and Easter holiday season .”– Parent
We invited children to our allotment where they did activities such as moving soil, preparing raised beds, planting strawberries and flowers, decorating signs and suncatchers. When we returned to the community centre, we made our own fruit salad pots and the children were given their own strawberry plant to take home.
During the Easter holiday, we taught the children how to make pizza using tortilla wraps. The ingredients were laid out on a table and included: mushrooms, peppers, sweetcorn, tuna, tomato, veggie sauce, pineapple, onion and cheese. They were taught how to make frittata using eggs, cheese and spring onions. The group also made fruity faces using a wide variety of fruit offered and fruit crumble using muesli.
Our older girl group also took part in cooking activities by making meals they wanted to learn how to make. They prepared vegetables and chicken to make a vegetable curry and chicken biriyani. Each girl got the opportunity to chop and peel the veg, learn about the spices used and how to cook the meat. They also made spaghetti bolognese and chicken fajitas. The girls ate together after the meal was cooked and they took a takeaway container home with them with what they had made.