Did you know that fungi are all around us? It's in the soil we walk on, the air we breathe, some even live on the surface of our bodies, and most importantly it in a lot of the food we eat. Yes, there's fungus in your food kids!

We eat mushrooms. It's used in the preparation of soy sauce, salami and certain cheeses. We need it to make bread. It's pretty much everywhere. So, let's take your kids into the wonderful (sometimes mouldy) world of edible fungi!

Printable & Activity Objectives

In this activity, your child will learn about what fungi are, the varieties of common edible fungi and get creative with fungi-themed printables.

It will help your child or student:

  • Broaden their perspective about the biodiversity in the natural world and in particular, within the fungi kingdom.
  • Provide them with an introduction to edible fungi and how common it is in our daily diets.

Let the culinary mushroom madness begin!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Do some basic research and read up about the world of fungi. This is a fascinating article loaded with lots of fun facts. Here are some videos which may be of interest:

Here's a great video about the diverse functional uses of fungi in our lives.

  • Start working on the printable worksheets!

Below is an extra idea for your child to improve this activity.

  • Here's a particular interesting video about how a type of underground dwelling fungi helps trees in the forest communicate and help each other.

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 5 printable worksheets with different types of activities that can help to blend in learning about fungi and the edible varieties.

What's included:

  • 1 page of "What are fungi?" quiz sheet
  • 1 page of "Mushroom Soup" quiz sheet
  • 1 page of "Poshest Fungi" research pricing sheet
  • 1 page of "Saucy Fungi" creative artwork sheet
  • 1 page of "Fungi Pizza" creative artwork sheet

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