Waiter, there’s learning in my soup!

Alphabet soup
Primary school 4-12 years

We can show you how to make a family dinner a delicious learning event.

Bring children’s creativity to life by turning your dining room or kitchen into a restaurant. It will boost their social and literacy skills.

What you’ll need:

  • A4 paper
  • Colourful felt-tip pens
  • Photographs (optional)
  • A notepad
  • An apron

What’s for dinner?

Together with your child, sit down and formulate an achievable menu for the evening’s dinner. Help your child write a menu for the family on a folded piece of A4 paper.

The placemats

Ask your child to write each family member’s name on a piece of paper. They might draw a picture or choose to add a photograph. To make your placemats long lasting, you may like to laminate them if you are able to, or cover them with clear self-adhesive.

The waiter

When the family is seated for dinner, your child is ready to don an apron and become the waiter. Encourage them to read the menu aloud to all and then write everyone’s order on the note pad. If manageable, your child may like to help you serve dinner, or announce dishes as they are placed on the table.

Bon appétit!

Last modified on Monday 20 February 2017 [49|735]

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