Ahh... The smell and sizzling sounds of a hearty (and well, greasy) traditional Full English Breakfast, also known as a "Fry Up". Is there anything more glorious to start your morning with? A British Sunday staple, this extravagant breakfast delight normally consists of fried eggs, sausage, back bacon, sautéed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, baked beans, traditional black pudding, potatoes and some hot buttered toasts.

According to historians, the full English breakfast was most likely introduced in the English countryside sometime in the 14th century. Noble houses would serve lavish breakfast meals to their guests as a show of their wealth, the skills of their cooks and the bounties of their estate. Today, this quintessentially British meal is enjoyed by everyone in the U.K. and around the world.

This creative printable worksheet set pays respect to this British institution. Let's keep calm and fry up!

Printable & Activity Objectives

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

In this activity, your child will learn about one of the world's most famous breakfast meals, the Great British Fry Up. Your child will get to design their own version of this quintessentially British meal.

It will help your child or student:

  • Develop an openness to food from another country and potentially cultivate interest in its history, language and cultural norms.
  • Improve their artistic and creative skills by drawing and colouring the key ingredients a full English Breakfast.

Let's get to it!

Classroom Resources

Simple steps to start:

IMPORTANT: Kids should never handle sharp kitchen tools and live fire without the supervision of adults.

  • Research and find out more about the origins of the Full English Breakfast and what goes into it. Here's a rockin' video about the history of the Great British Fry Up:

Here's an interesting video featuring 10 fun facts about the Full English Breakfast:

  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

Below are a few extra ideas for your child to improve this activity:

Here's an video of how different restaurants in London prepare the Full English Breakfast:

  • Research and find out more about the origins of "breakfast" as a meal in general. Here's an interesting video about the origins in breakfast:

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 2 worksheets about the Great British Fry Up. One sheet is an illustration of a Full English Breakfast and the other sheet is a printable worksheet for your child to take orders and design their own Great British Fry Up.

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