Run, run as fast as you can…
You will need the help of a grown up today, using an outdoor space set up a ‘race track’ with a start and a finish (It doesn’t need to be very long!)
Get a grown up to time how fast you can run from start to finish. What could you use to time it?
Then set a 1 minute timer, how many lengths can you run in 1 minute?
You could set a competition in your family, who is the fastest?
Get your bake on!
Your next challenge is to bake and decorate some gingerbread!
Here is a simple recipe you could follow…
What you need:
- 75g butter
- 3 1/2tbsp golden syrup
- 60g light soft brown sugar
- 175g plain flour
- 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2tsp ground ginger
How to make gingerbread biscuits:
- Add butter, golden syrup and light brown sugar to a pan. Stir on a low heat until sugar has dissolved.
- Add flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger to a mixing bowl then stir together. Make a well in the centre and pour in the sugar and butter mixture.
- Stir together to form a dough (it might be easiest to use your hands).
- Wrap in clingfilm and let chill for 30mins to firm up.
- Lay the dough between two sheets of baking parchment. Press dough lightly with a rolling pin. Give a quarter turn than repeat.
- Give it a final quarter turn, then start to roll backwards and forwards, giving regular quarter turns. Until dough is roughly thickness of a £1 coin.
- Using a biscuit cutter cut out the shapes. Bake at 190°C (170°C fan) mark 5 for 10 to 12min, until lightly golden brown.
- The biscuits won't be firm but will harden when left to cool outside the oven.