When we did the ‘dot voting’ exercise – the children could stick 3 dot stickers next to a choice of about 12 activities, cooking came out near the top. Given that we have about 20 smallish children and aren’t allowed to use the kitchen we decided to do more mixing than cooking. We had ‘Breakers’ who broke biscuits up into bits and ‘Tippers’ who added sugar, raisins, seeds etc and one patient grown up who messed about with microwaves, butter and chocolate.

We played ‘Sharks’ with the parachute and ‘Tidal Wave’ while the chocolate cooled, mixed it and put it in cup cake cases and then put on a little play using material and puppets in two groups and showed each other our stories.

As ever, slightly chaotic but lots of fun!