10 great food games and toys

From play food to food snap, these great learning toys and games will teach healthy eating and excite even the fussiest eater...

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  • Melissa and Doug Stir Fry Slicing Set, £17.47

    Introduce your little chef to this popular Asian dish and the power of the wok! Your child will love picking up and stirring the mixture of meat and vegetables with their very own Velcro chopsticks. Who said veggies aren’t fun? Suitable from 3 years.

    Available from Amazon.

  • Tummy Ache, £9.25

    This game will help your children learn about balanced meals. But they’ll have to watch out for the creepy crawlie-infested food! May the healthiest kid win! Suitable for 2 to 4 players, from 3 years.

    Available from Orchard Toys.

  • Breakfast set, £17.99

    Get your child used to the most important meal of the day. This adorable breakfast set includes a tea pot, cutlery, milk jug, pop-up toaster with real life sound functions and more. Suitable from 3 years.

    Available from Smyths Toys Superstores.

  • Greedy Gorilla, £9.99

    Perfect game for helping your kids learn the difference between healthy food and junk food. Use the food cards to create healthy, nutritious meals and post the junk food into the gorilla’s mouth to make him burp! Suitable for 2 to 4 players, from 4 years.

    Available from Tesco.

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  • Pizza Soft Play Food, £13.94

    Your toddler will love decorating their own pizza with the removable toppings. They can choose from olives, tomatoes, cheese, fish, mushrooms and more. A softer alternative to wooden play food. Suitable from 3 years.

    Available from Funkymoose.

  • Food snap, £4.99

    Who would’ve thought learning about food groups could be so fun?! Play this with your child by matching the pictured food items with the right food groups such as dairy, meat, fruit and vegetables. Suitable from 7 years.

    Available from Bright Minds.

  • Basket and Play Food, £12

    The ultimate play food set with a shopping basket. Give your tiny shopper a taste of one of mum’s many jobs with this colourful range of Waitrose play food, including fruit, vegetables and tinned goodies. Suitable from 3 years.

    Available from John Lewis.

  • Grow with Jumbo Food Bingo, £7.99

    Bingo with a tasty twist! This fun game will teach your preschooler more about food groups and a balanced diet. Just spin the food wheel that shows the five main food groups then match the token to the food the spinner points to. Suitable for 2 to 4 players, from 4 years.

    Available from Amazon.

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  • Felt Apples, £3.65

    Soft enough for even the littlest hands to grab on, this lovely set of seven apples is perfect as a healthy role play prop, from fruit picker or market stall holder. Suitable from 3 years. 

    Available from Red Toy Box.

  • Downloadable food games, free!

    Teaching your child about healthier food doesn’t have to come with the price tag.


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