Activity Introduction

ANZAC biscuits are great to bake with your family on ANZAC Day, to remember Australian and New Zealand soldiers. However, they are also yummy at any time of the year! 

Safety advice: When baking in an oven, always be careful to use an oven mitt and to not burn yourself.

This activity is a great one to do together as a family.

Ideal for:  Early Primary Ages 6 – 9

Themes: 

  • get messy 

Time required: 30 minutes 

Curriculum connections: Maths, English, Humanities, Design and Technologies, Personal and Social Capability

Tips for Parents and Carers

Younger kids may need help with cooking activities but older kids may be able to create the biscuits for all the family!

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes:

Resources Required

  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder 
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar 
  • 50 g of butter 
  • ½ cup of desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup of flour 
  • 1 tablespoon of golden syrup 
  • ¾ cup of rolled oats 
  • 2 tablespoons of water 
  • A mixing bowl and a small bowl
  • A spoon 
  • Measuring cups and spoons 
  • A tray

 

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Worksheets

Student Worksheet

Anzac Biscuits - Activity Instructions

ANZAC biscuits are great to bake with your family on ANZAC Day, to remember Australian and New Zealand soldiers. However, they are also yummy at any time of the year! 

Safety advice: When baking in an oven, always be careful to use an oven mitt and to not burn yourself.

ANZAC biscuits are often associated with ANZAC Day as it is widely believed they were sent to soldiers in the First World War. 

Step 1. Mix together in the bowl the flour, oats, coconut and sugar. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. 

Step 2. Put the butter in the small bowl and heat in the microwave on low heat for a 20-second period until melted. Then add the golden syrup and stir. 

Step 3. Dissolve the baking powder into the water. Then add this mix to the small bowl with the butter and golden syrup. Make sure you watch what happens! 

Step 4. Now pour the butter mixture into the big mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir well to combine the mixture. 

Step 5. Use

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