Where should you start when it comes to talking about Remembrance Day with your young child? A children's recipe book has been created to gently introduce the idea, without being scary or in the "too much information" category
Remembrance Day isn't the easiest of commemorations to explain to your children, but there's a new pocket-size recipe book available that's a good place to start. Created by the Royal British Legion, Recipes for Remembrance is full of tasty treats for families. It features a 7-year-old character, Flossie Crums, who takes you through 10 remembrance-inspired recipes. Each recipe is graded "easy peasy", "not too tricky" or "worth the effort" and has a full-colour photo with it.
“As part of our role as the national custodian of Remembrance, the Legion reaches out to over 2 million children across the country each year. We know from parents, teachers and most importantly the children themselves, that current conflicts often trigger questions about the role of those who serve our country and these don’t just get asked at school but at home too. As a result, we saw our landmark 90th birthday and Poppy Appeal as a great way of using baking to gently introduce families with children of 10 or younger to the importance of Remembrance where children engage in a positive way,” explains Helen Hill, from The Royal British Legion Learning Team.
We have three yummy recipes from the book to share with you here - the "easy peasy" Poppy Yum Yum Pops and the "worth the effort" 11 o’clock Remembrance Day Victoria Sponge Cake and Extra-special Poppy Toffee Cupcakes. Aprons at the ready!
You can pick up a copy of Recipes for Remembrance online for £2.50 from the Legion's online Poppy Shop.
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