1. Cook: Banana Bears

Learning objective and success criteria:My banana bears2

  • To make snacks that are tasty, healthy and cute
    • I can make Banana Bears
    • I know how to cook safely


  • Share with children that today we’re making Banana Bears.
  • First ask children what they think it means to cook safely in the kitchen.
  • Share handout on food safety with children, and talk through all the steps.
  • Show slide and describe steps for making Banana Bears.
  • Guide children as they all make Banana Bears.
  • Lead a conversation on the reasons why this is a healthy recipe.


  • Slides with instructions, including handout on food safety


  • Bananas (1 per child + 5 extra)
  • Natural yogurt (1 pot per class)
  • Box of blueberries
  • Box of strawberries
  • Mini chocolate chips or large dark chocolate bars (2)


  • Plastic sandwich bag (5 per class)
  • Plastic knives (1 per pair of children)
  • Plate (1 per child)
  • Chopping board (1 per pair of children)
  • Napkin (1 per child)
  • Scissors (1 per class)