Have you had authentic Pad Thai? Or tasted the national dish of Peru, the delectably zesty and spicy Ceviche? Do you have a favourite Shanghainese dumpling place in the city? Or perhaps know a family friend who makes the best Hyderabadi Biryani in your neck of the woods?
Kids are naturally inquisitive and one of the most amazing and diverse areas of exploration is world cuisine. This printable activity is to help bring together students and children from all cultures to share (with a little friendly competition) what they know about cuisines from around the world!
Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing pencils
In this activity, children or students will be able to practice their knowledge of popular food and dishes from cuisines found around the world through a fun naming game.
It will help your child or student:
Develop an openness to new food from another country and potentially cultivate interest in its history, language and cultural norms.
Take stock of the food and the different cultures they're familiar with. Ideally, it will also help to expand their knowledge by discussing their answers with their friends.
Let's find out who's the biggest world foodie out there!
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out more about the different cuisines from around the world. Here's a good video showcasing what school lunches look like for kids in different parts of the world:
Research and find out more about the popular global cuisines available in your city. You could take a look at your local GrubHub or DoorDash site (or Skip the Dishes).
Start working on your printable worksheets!
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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack
This printable pack consists of 3 printable sheets for your child/student to participate in a fun food naming game. There is:
1 printable global cuisine game category sheet.
1 printable answer sheet.
1 printable global cuisine game category sheet (open template for teachers/students to write their own categories).
This game is best played in groups. Let the culinary games begin!
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