Kevin's amazing festive challenges

Roll up! Roll up! Join Kevin, Katie and friends in their Amazing Christmas Show with these curriculum-linked, fun and festive challenges for ages 5–11.

These festive resources include an activity bank with a selection of 12 quick 5–15 minute starter activities/brain breaks (building on the Get Stuck In activity bank) and 6 longer cross-curricular activity ideas. Together the activities explore healthy eating, Christmas food and the story of Kevin the Carrot through a wide range of subjects, creating opportunities to build problem solving and higher-order-thinking skills, alongside some longer creative tasks. The activities are flexible and can be completed either independently or in a sequence – try as many as you like!

Explore further festive resources with our Healthy Twists materials and remember to share your work as a showcase on the Get Set community page or tweet @AldiUK and @TeamGB using the #GetSetEatFresh for the chance to win an exclusive limited-edition Kevin the Carrot soft toy!

Key learnings

  • The challenges each focus on a different subjects including: Food Technology (cooking skills), Maths (problem solving and sequences), English (personfication and creative writing), Science (nutrition and plants), Design and Technology and Art and Design (producing 2D and 3D works), Geography (human geography), Physical Education (active play), and PSHE/PSE/Health and Wellbeing (healthy eating and appreciating other cultures).
  • The challenges also other multiple opportunities for discussion, building pupils oral English and persuasive speaking skills. 

Film discussion points

Watch the Amazing Aldi Christmas Show and ask pupils to think about the following questions.

  • How many fruits and vegetables can you spot during the video?
  • Who has captured Kevin at the beginning of the video? Why?
  • What food do you like to eat during the holidays?
  • What do you think will happen next?

Activity ideas

Kevin’s Amazing Challenges presentation

  • Use Kevin’s Amazing Challenges presentation to inspire your pupils with a series of fun and festive challenges.
  • The presentation contains a series of cross-curricula challenges to use in the classroom, inspired by the story of Kevin the Carrot and his Amazing Christmas Show. They explore Kevin the Carrot’s story through a wide range of subjects, creating opportunities to build problem solving and higher-order-thinking skills, alongside some longer creative tasks.
  • Activities vary from quick 5–15 minute starter activities/brain breaks to a selection of longer activity ideas to build on the initial discussions.

Festive Fresh Bunting activity sheet

  • Challenge pupils to create their own Festive Fresh Bunting featuring their favourite fruits and vegetables. Pupils can colour in the example vegetables and/or create their own designs.

Kevin and Katie festive decorations activity sheets

  • 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!
  • The Kevin and Katie cut outs can also be affixed to a piece of card with a lollipop stick to create Kevin and Katie stick puppets. Use these to challenge pupils to create their own Amazing Show. 

Kevin and Katie colouring sheet

  • Colour in Kevin and Katie in their Amazing Christmas show. 

Explore further festive resources with our Healthy Twists materials to inspire pupils to create a healthy celebratory meal or snack and inspire others to eat fresh this winter!

Student Resources

Kevin's Amazing Festive Challenges

A cross-curricular activity bank to explore the story of Kevin the Carrot, discover festive food, and build pupils discu...

Resource type: Presentation

Learning focus: Healthy eating, moving more, seasonal foods, taste and flavour and cooking

Recommended age group: 5–11

Fresh Festive Bunting

Colour in the vegetables on our Fresh Festive Bunting, or ask pupils to create their own designs.

Resource type: Activity sheet

Learning focus: Using colour, drawing, art and crafts skills and healthy eating

Recommended age group: 5–11

Kevin and Katie Cut Outs

Cut out your Kevin or Katie and take on one of our festive challenges!

Resource type: Activity sheet

Learning focus: Using colour, art and crafts skills

Recommended age group: 5–11

Chateney, Jasper and Baby Carrot Festive Decorations

Colour us in, cut us out, put us on the tree!

Resource type: Activity sheet

Learning focus: Using colour, art and crafts skills

Recommended age group: 5–11

Kevin and Katie Colouring Sheet

Colour in Kevin and Katie in their Amazing Christmas show.

Resource type: Activity sheet

Learning focus: Using colour

Recommended age group: 5–7

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