In France, the “galette des rois” is a cake traditionally shared at Epiphany, on 6 January. It celebrates the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethlehem.
Composed of a puff pastry cake, with a small charm, the “fève”, hidden inside, it is usually filled with frangipane, a filling made from sweet almonds, butter, eggs and sugar.
To talk about that tradition and celebrate “Epiphanie” in our classes, we read and developped activities around the traditional tale, “Roule galette”. Put on the window to cool off, the pie starts rolling down the path, into the forest. The rabbit, the wolf and the bear all want a piece of the pie! But it’s the clever fox that will eat it all! We are reinforcing the story and the vocabulary by reading the story of the gingerbread man, who ends up like the “galette”, in the fox’s mouth!
The story provides the opportunity to make our own “galette” in the cafeteria. Measuring, weighing, carrying, pouring, we used a lot of skills and a lot of vocabulary! And to make our “galette” for everyone, we replaced the traditional ingredients with vegan and non-allergens: vegan butter, coconut flour for almond powder, almond extract to give it the flavor, eggs replacer. It was delicious nonetheless! You can listen to the story of “Roule galette” here.