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Age Range: 5-7 | 7-11
Duration: 30-59 mins | 60 or more mins
  • D & T
  • Maths

Make your own recipe book

Design and make a recipe book of kids party food for a celebration

In this activity, learners will design and make a recipe book of food items that could be served at a party celebrating the coronation of King Charles III. They will research ideas for recipes or create their own and present them in a book format. They will then bind their book together, ready to cook for the party! 
DIY bookbinding is easy and fun for kids and encourages them to get creative at home or at school and create a homemade cookbook in 50 – 80 minutes.

Activity: Make your own recipe book

This is one of a series of free resources designed to allow learners to use the theme of a celebration, such as the coronation of King Charles III, to develop their knowledge and skills in Design and Technology. This resource focuses on the designing and making of a recipe book for food items that could be served at a street party celebrating the occasion. 
This activity could be used as a main lesson activity to teach about recipes and how these are presented. It could also be used as part of a wider scheme of learning to support focused practical skills within food and graphics. It can also be used as a companion to the existing IET resource ‘Celebration Food’. 
Download our free activity sheet below for a template to make your own recipe book. Write your recipes onto the template. Include a photo or drawing of the food and use your best handwriting! You can then design a front cover for the recipe book. Write a list of contents and page numbers. Finally, print any pages that were designed on the computer. You can use treasury tags or a plastic binder spine to bind them all together. 
Learners can hand write their recipes or use ICT software to produce them if available. Pages could be printed on different colour paper for ease of reading or with larger font sizes to support reader with visual difficulties. 

Tools/resources required

  • Access to word processing or desktop publishing software (if using ICT)
  • Pens, pencils and pencil crayons (if writing by hand)
  • A4 paper
  • Method of binding pages together e.g., plastic binder spines or treasury tags

The coronation of King Charles III

The coronation of King Charles III is set to be an incredible occasion with lots of events planned to celebrate it. What food items could you include in the recipe book to help celebrate the event? 

The engineering context

Food scientists need to understand how different items of food are designed, manufactured and presented to meet different needs. For example, when deciding on the scale of manufacture for the number of items required for a particular customer or responding to a particular design theme. 

Suggested learning outcomes

By the end of this activity students will be able to design, make, and assemble a recipe book for street party food to celebrate any given occasion, such as the coronation of King Charles III.

Download the free Make your own recipe book activity sheet below!

All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download, and all the documents are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students’ and your schools’ needs. 
The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 
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