From farm to fork!

Teachers' Guide

This is the main guide for Food and farming for children aged 5-8 years.

Key Fact 1

All food comes from plants or animals.

Key Fact 2

Food has to be farmed, caught or grown at home.

Key Fact 3

Food is changed from farm to fork.

Cool creations

Non-cook recipes for the primary school classroom.

Videos: Cool creations

See how to make some recipes that do not need any cooking.

Hot and happening

Recipes that involve the use of the grill or hob.

Videos: Hot and happening

See how to cook delicious hot meals.

Brilliant baking

Baking recipe for the primary classroom.

Videos: Brilliant baking

See how to bake a range of recipes.

Plant or animal?

Do you know which food comes from a plant and which food comes from an animal?

Where do my meals come from? (5-8 years)

Do you know where the food in your meals comes from?

From farm to fork!

This board game is designed to help children understand where their food comes from.

Farm to fork challenge (5-8 years)

Do you know what happens to your food from the farm to your fork?

Videos: Farming

See how crops and animals are farmed in the UK.

The aim of the activity is for children to match different foods to their food sources, e.g. bread to wheat.  When the first player has matched all the foods on their plate to the correct food sources, they are the winner.  The activity can be played with 2 to 4 players.

You will need:

• 4 counters
• A die
• The food cards (red) and food source cards (green), cut out (you could laminate these to help them last longer). It may also be a good idea to stick the cards onto plain card before you cut them out.   This will prevent the back of the cards showing text from the newsletter.


1. Pick a player to be the dealer. 
2. The dealer should shuffle the green cards and place them on the board, face down, then shuffle the red cards and deal them out to all the players.  Players can have 3 or 4 cards each.  Spare cards can be put to one side.
3. Each player should place their cards on their plate.  The pictures on the cards should be facing upward.
4. All the players should place their counters on the start.
5. The first player should roll the die and move the number of places shown.
6. The player must follow the instruction on the space where they land.
7. If the player is instructed to pick a card, they must take a card from the board.  If this shows the source of a food on their plate, they can cover the food with the card, e.g. if the card was a lamb and they had a lamb chop on their plate, the chop could be covered with the lamb card.
8. If the player cannot cover a food with their card, they must place the card back in the pile, at the bottom.
9. If a player draws a tractor card, this acts as a wild card, and can be kept and used whenever the player wishes, to cover any food on their plate.
10. The players continue to take turns until a player covers all their food cards with the correct food sources.   This player is the winner.
11. Players may wish to add or make up their own rules.