Cooking Fun


  • Name the four basic food groups.
  • Collect pictures of foods in each of these groups.
  • Use your pictures to make a collage or poster to be displayed at club, school, or church.
  • Compose a complete dinner menu.
  • Help prepare, serve, and clean up after a full dinner.
  • Make a batch of cookies of your choice.
  • Demonstrate how to make a fire outside and use it to prepare a hot drink, OR make two different kinds of sandwiches, OR prepare two different salads.
  • Help prepare a picnic lunch and pack it carefully. Share this picnic with family or friends.


  • Different groups:
    • Vegetable-fruit group: Citrus fruits, tomatoes, peppers, melons, cabbage, berries, dark-green or deep-yellow vegetables, potatoes, etc.
    • Bread-cereal group: Breads, cereals and other grain products made from whole, enriched or restored grains such as rice, wheat, oats, barley, corn, etc.
    • Protein group: Dried beans, dried peas, lentils, garbanzos, nuts, peanuts, peanut butter, eggs, soy cheese, and vegetable proteins.
    • Milk group: Whole, evaporated, or skim milk, reconstituted dry milk, buttermilk, soybean milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, ice cream.
    • Resources: Magazines and seed catalogs
  • A complete dinner menu will include soup, salad, entree, vegetables and desert as well as beverage and bread.
  • This dinner can be the result of requirement two.
  • Help the child make a simple batch of cookies. You may follow a recipe or use a prepared mix.
  • Clear around the campfire and use safety rules when building the fire; OR make two sandwich fillings or use prepared items such as jam, peanut butter, etc.; OR make a simple relish dish and/or a tossed or jelled salad.
  • Prepare a picnic lunch and eat it with your group, even if it is just under a nearby tree.
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