15 minute Craft planner
Beware of allergies – make sure it is safe for the children to handle and taste the food used in this activity. Keep sharp knives out of children’s reach.
You will need:
One large baguette
A bread knife
Gem lettuce leaves for the sails
A variety of toppings: Cream cheese/cheese spread, pesto or tuna mayonnaise.
Chopped salad pieces: olives, grated carrot, chopped cucumber, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped celery.
How to prepare:
Make a sample ‘baguette boat’ so the children know what they are making.
How to make:
Clean the surfaces in your area and make sure the children have washed their hands.
Steps 1 and 2 should be carried out by an adult.
1. Cut the baguette into slices, cutting diagonally across the baguette.
2. An adult to take one slice and cut off the front as shown in the picture.
3. Turn the smaller piece upside down.
4. Use cheese spread (or an alternative) to stick your two pieces together. You should now have a boat shaped slice of baguette.
5. Give each child a piece of kitchen foil about 30 x 30 cm. Encourage the children to make wave shapes in the foil by pinching it into folds.
Wrap the wavy foil around a paper plate. If the children would like to, they could add creatures to their sea by carefully drawing fish shapes with a straw. The straw will make imprints in the foil amongst the waves.
6. Encourage the children to top their boat shaped baguette with their favourite toppings. Help the children to make a sail by sliding a lettuce leaf onto a straw.
Finally help the children to carefully lift their baguette boats and place the foil sea underneath.
Alongside this craft, teach the Bible story...