Making cupcakes and listening to Fun Kids Classical

Your daily tasks for Wednesday, 20th January 2021

We’re half-way through the week – but we’ve got another five things for you to try and crack in Activity Quest Daily!

1. Listen to the Fun Kids Book Worms podcast

The very first thing to do today is to listen to Bex’s podcast, Fun Kids Book Worms. 

She meets and chats with some of the coolest authors around. 

In the most recent episode, she talks to Vick Hope and Lucy Strange. 

MOBILE: Fun Kids Book Worms

The book podcast for kids with Bex and all of your favourite authors!

What we want to know though is this… What book is Lucy talking about?

2. Find out how toothbrushes are made

It sounds odd, but have you ever wondered how all of those bristles stay in the head? 

Sir Sidney McSprocket knows and he’s telling us –– once you’ve found out, can you let me know below?

3. Try Fun Kids Classical

Now, yesterday I told you to download the free Fun Kids mobile app. You can listen to Fun Kids there and a bunch of other Fun Kids radio stations too. 

Today, we’re going to play Fun Kids Classical

Grab your phone, tap the ‘MENU’ button in the Fun Kids app and on the bottom swap to Fun Kids Classical. 

Grab some chopsticks or pencils and pretend as if you’re conducting your own orchestra! 

Click here to get the app!

4. Find a fact about a composer

On the subject of classical music, why not try and find out a fact about something we play? You can see everything that’s been played on Fun Kids Classical in the app.

Why not try and find out about one of the musicians and tell us what you learn?

5. Make these delicious cupcakes

Finally, since we’ve worked so hard today, why not try and make your own cupcakes?

Remember to always get the help of a grown-up in the kitchen.

You’ll need:

  • 110g softened butter
  • 110g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g self-raising flour

As well as:

  • 150g softened unsalted butter
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk

STEP 1 Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and fill a 12 cupcake tray with cases.

STEP 2 Beat 110g softened butter and 110g golden caster sugar together then whisk in 2 large eggs.

STEP 3 Add ½ tsp vanilla extract, 110g self-raising flour and a pinch of salt, then spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases.

STEP 4 Bake for 15 mins until golden brown Leave to cool completely.

STEP 5 To make the cream, whisk 150g unsalted softened butter, add 300g icing sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.

STEP 6 Beat in 3 tbsp milk.

STEP 7 Spoon or pipe onto the cooled cupcakes.


So, that’s… 

  1. Listen to Book Worms and tell me which book Lucy is talking about 
  2. Tell us the coolest thing from Sir Sidney McSprocket!
  3. Listen to Fun Kids Classical and pretend you’re a conductor 
  4. Find out a fact about a compsor 
  5. Make cupcakes!

Remember, to submit your answers and you could be on Fun Kids today at 6pm and in the Activity Quest podcast tomorrow. 

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