The Owls helped tell the story of the Gingerbread Man using a puppet and sequencing cards. We talked about the role of a chef before having a go at being one. The children found their named chef hats and were then absorbed in decorating and personalising them. We then made gingerbread playdough working together in pairs. The Owls helped measure the ingredients and investigated them using their senses, including smelling the spices. They selected themed cutters and created gingerbread families’ homes and hearts. The children carefully decorated their pretend biscuits with detailed features. The Owls were engaged and focused on their chefs experience for well over an hour!