What Goes Where?

What Goes Where?

Learning where different foods are stored and why this is important for food safety.

40-60 mins
  • HWB 1-33a - I am becoming aware of how cleanliness, hygiene and safety can affect health and wellbeing and I apply this knowledge in my everyday routines such as taking care of my teeth.

  • HWB 2-33a - Having learned about cleanliness, hygiene and safety, I can apply these principles to my everyday routines, understanding their importance to health and wellbeing.

  • HWB 1-16a - I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible.

  • HWB 2-16a - I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible.

  • Show suitable places for storing different foods.
  • Develop an understanding of how to store different foods safely.


  • Food Cards
  • Storing Food Safely interactive game
  • Storage pupil sheets
  • Homelink sheet Food Hunt
  • Teacher's notes on food safety
  • Watch our video on food storage

Setting up

  • Select appropriate food cards for use.
  • Set up the interactive storage game on the whiteboard.


  • Open with class discussion about different areas in the kitchen where food is kept using food cards as a visual prompt.
  • Play the interactive storage resource - ask pupils to come up to the whiteboard to put the food away and talk as a class about why you store food in the fridge or the cupboard - temperature and bacteria growth.
  • I-Spy game - pupils take it in turns to choose a storage area and think of a food item that would be stored there, saying “In my [e.g. fridge] I spy something beginning with …”, with other pupils taking turns at guessing the food item.
  • Follow up sheet – pupils draw storage area with an example of a food item that might be stored there.
  • Write some sentences under the picture explaining why the food is best stored in that area

Homelink – food hunt sheet

Give pupils the printed out sheet to look at home and draw/write a least 2 things that you find in a cupboard and a fridge.

Cross-curricular links


Assessment opportunities

SAY – Do pupils choose appropriate storage areas for given foods and give good reasons for choice?

Consider CfE Benchmarks, for example:

  • Identifies where different types of food are stored.



Pupils use support sheet to complete sentences about storage.


Pupils can take their learning home, looking at where different foods are stored in their own kitchens.