We humans have been eating chocolates for more than 3000 years. However, it was not always so readily available to everyone. In ancient Maya, it was mainly consumed by royalty and the affluent. When the Europeans brought chocolates home in the 1500s, only the aristocrats could afford them. Thankfully, we all can enjoy these delicious and comforting treats today.

This creative printable design challenge pays homage to one of the world's favourite comfort foods, chocolates!


Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colouring pencils

In this activity, your child will learn about the ancient origins of chocolate and how they are processed and made. They also have an opportunity to create their own line of chocolate bars and bon bons.

It will help your child or student:

  • Develop an appreciation for the historical origins of one of the world's favourite snacks and cooking ingredients.  
  • Get creative by recreating different types of chocolate bars.

Let's get busy!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about chocolate. Here's a very good animated video about the history of chocolate:

Here's an informative video about the key ingredient in making chocolates, cacao seeds:

Here's an interesting video about how chocolate bars are made in a factory:

  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable creative design challenge consists of 5 printable worksheets for your students or children to start designing their own line of chocolate bars and treats. Here's what it consists of:

  • 1 chocolate history and origins information research sheet.
  • 4 chocolate bar and treat design and creation sheets.

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