A taste of Christmas

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By Jenni Tavenerearly years teacher and writer

Put on your aprons and make some mouth-watering festive treats

Christmas cooking

1 Snap a biscuit

Make seasonal wholemeal biscuits designed for sharing

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Making Relationships

Development matters: seek out others to share experiences (22-36 months); form friendships with other children (30-50 months).

Early learning goal: form good relationships with adults and peers.

What you need

Group size: small groups.

Cooking area; hand-washing facilities; plastic mixing bowls; spoons; forks; floured board; seasonal-shaped cutters; greased baking tray; cooling rack; 200g wholemeal flour; 150g butter; 100g caster sugar; beaten egg, pinch of salt; icing sugar; water.

What to do

Ask for parental permission for the children to taste and handle foods, and check for any food allergies and dietary requirements.

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