Incredible Edibles

Cooking Activity

This activity can stimulate your students' interest in cooking, surprising them with the ease and fun of preparing tasty dishes with incredible names.


NOTE: You may want to use teacher helpers for this activity.


  1. Encourage students to talk about their cooking experiences, good and bad. Spark their interest in this activity by explaining that cooking can be a creative experience if the person doing the preparation is willing to experiment. Tell students that as proof of this, they are going to prepare and eat such strange things as caterpillars, bees, and bird nests.

  2. Divide students into cooking groups and distribute copies of Incredible Edible Recipes. (You may want to have each group work with a different recipe.)

  3. Have each group choose a recipe and decide what equipment and ingredients are needed. (You may want to review with students how to measure with measuring cups and spoons.)

  4. Before students gather their equipment, set up some unbreakable safety rules, such as when to ask the teacher for help. Demonstrate how to use a knife, a vegetable peeler, the oven, and how to handle hot pans.

  5. Have groups prepare their recipes and share them with classmates.


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