Before the summer is completely over (though some might say it already is!), why not try this activity with your pre-schooler. With your child, gather together as many different materials and items as you can find: leaves, shells, sand, grass, straw, herbs, even some mud if you dare! Add some pans and wooden spoons for cooking and some bowls and cutlery for eating and voila: beautiful gourmet garden food.
It doesn’t matter whether your child mixes everything together into a big mush or prefers a more de-constructed approach to his cooking, the important thing is that they enjoy experimenting with the different textures and creating something they are proud of!