A special Foodie Tale today about birthdays.

During this unique period of the Corona Virus, many young children will celebrate their birthdays, including my own son who turned 5 last week.

Children love celebrating birthdays, as do I, and as we were unable to see friends or family, my son’s birthday felt a lot simpler and quieter. I decided to create a story for him. This Happy Birthday Foodie Tale is dedicated to my, now, 5 year old Timmy.

The tale also touches on food insecurity and that sometimes our cupboards and fridges might be bare or a little empty. During times such as these, it is important to work together as a community. Currently we cannot see our friends and neighbours in person but we can still help each other, with food too.  Have a think together about how you could help your friends or neighbours during this time, especially the elderly or disabled.

After the story, we made a sweet little individual birthday cake. And your child can too!

What you need is:

  • 3 tbs of self raising flour
  • 3 tbs of milk
  • 1 tsp of honey or sugar
  • 1 tsp of melted butter or oil
  • 1 tsp of whisked egg
  • and a squeeze of orange juice (or lemon or passionfruit) on top.

What you do is:

Mix the ingredients all together in a little bowl. Scoop it into a little patty case and bake it in the oven for 10 minutes in a 180 degree fan oven.

Squeeze the juice on after the cake is cooked.



If you enjoyed this foodie tale, you can find another one about A Little Beige Bird.

And if you are interested in a Foodie Tale at your preschool or childcare please check out the incursion information here.

Or of course if you would like some other simple ideas for food education cooking activities, we have some recipes here too.