Join Kevin, Katie and the rotten Pascal on their twelve Get Set to Eat Fresh festive challenges.
Challenge one: create your carrot
Learning focus: Art and Design
Ask students to create their own festive keratin filled festive decorations by downloading one of our colour in sheets. Choose your favourites or create a whole set for the Christmas tree.
You can also decorate and cut out the images to use create your own Kevin or Katie stick puppet. These puppets can be used again in some of the challenges below, so make sure students keep their finished work safe.
Challenge two: merry maths
Learning focus: Maths
Help Kevin and Katie solve one (or more) of these three maths challenges:
- Kevin and Katie are wrapping presents. Before being wrapped up Baby Carrot’s present weighed 24 grams, but now it weighs 30 grams. Using the bar model, can you find out the weight of the wrapping paper and tape that Kevin and Katie used?
- Jasper is making a delicious fruit salad. He has added 20 grams of grapes, 100 grams of bananas, 34 grams of oranges and 51 grams of melon to the bowl. Altogether the bowl of fruit salad weighs 250 grams. How much does the bowl weigh?
- Oh no – the wicked Pascal has been stealing baubles from the Christmas tree! The tree used to weigh 5,000 grams, but now it weighs 4,986 grams. If each bauble weighs 2 grams, how many baubles has Pascal stolen?
Challenge three: a carrot escape
Learning focus: Science/ D&T
Challenge students to help Kevin and family escape Pascal! Using one of their festive decorations as a test dummy, can pupils design and create a safety parachute, or inventive flying machine to help to family reach Santa’s sleigh in safety?
Extension question: how would you need to adapt your design to support the weight of a real carrot?
Challenge four: perfect personification
Learning focus: English
In the video we meet Pascal, the wicked parsnip and “root of all evil”. But was he always so rotten? Challenge your students to invent a backstory for Pascal – has he been kidnapping carrots since his very first Christmas, or is this vegetable tragically misunderstood?
Challenge five: vegetable soup
Learning focus: PE
Get students active with a game of ‘vegetable soup’. In this action and memory game, each vegetable has its own movement. After introducing the movements, the teacher calls each out the vegetable and students complete the relevant movement. For example:
- Carrot = strike your best hero pose (stand tall, hands on hips)
- Parsnip = do the villain creep (sneak around on tip toe)
- Brussel sprout = crouch down into a ball
- Runner bean = run on the spot
- Peas in a pod = bunch together in groups of three
- Broad bean = stretch as wide as you can
- Chilli bean = shiver and shake
This game can either be played as a quick warm up, or as a competition, with the last students to complete the movement eliminated in each round. Once complete, challenge students to come up with their own vegetable action to add to the game.
Challenge six: what happens next?
Learning focus: Drama
At the end of the film, we see Kevin is just reading Chanteney, Jasper and Baby Carrot a story. What tale do you think he should tell next? Challenge pupils to retell a classic fairy story using Kevin, Pascal and friends. Pupils can create a storyboard of their tale, or act out their story in small groups.
Challenge seven: celebrating carrots!
Learning focus: Science/ English
Challenge students to find out more about the carrot. Introduce one of Get Set to Eat Fresh’s vegetable profiles, what information do they provide? Ask students to research carrots and write their own vegetable profile. Remind students to find information about how carrots are grown, how they can be cooked and some extra interesting fun facts!
Challenge eight: around the world in eighty dishes
Learning focus: Geography
Like an Olympic athlete, on their adventures Santa, Kevin, Katie and co will get the chance to visit many countries. Divide the class into groups and assign each a former Olympic host nation (if also doing challenge nine, make sure each country is non-English speaking). Each group should research a Christmas or holiday tradition and dish from their country. The students can then write a report, or give a presentation to the class on what they find out.
For more information on former Olympic host nations, check out our On Tour with Team GB resources.
Challenge nine: Feliz Natal!
Learning focus: Languages/ Music
Building on their research, challenge students to find out how to say, ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘It’s delicious’ their country’s language and then teach the rest of the class.
Extension task: challenge confident groups to learn a Christmas song from another country, or select a song to learn as a class.
Challenge ten: seasonal snacks and festive feasts
Learning focus: Cooking – developing skills
Get Cooking as a class with our selection of healthy Christmas recipes!
Extension task: over the festive period a lot of food can go to waste. Challenge students to create their own recipe using Christmas or holiday dinner leftovers. Or check out our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle resources to explore food and packaging waste in more detail and run a student campaign.
Challenge eleven: vegetable rhymes
Learning focus: English
Explain to students that Kevin’s story is told through a poem. Watch the video again and help students to identify the rhyming words. Ask students to name their favourite fruit or vegetable – can they write their own vegetable poem that will encourage people to eat fresh throughout the holidays?
Challenge twelve: challenge complete!
Learning focus: Art and Design
Challenge complete! Create a class display using the best examples from each of your challenges to tell the story of your festive adventures! Or, test your festive general knowledge with Kevin’s Christmas and carrots quiz!
Don’t forget to showcase you hard work with the Get Set community or tweet @AldiUK and @TeamGB using the #GetSetEatFresh.