1. Fun Food Faces
Food is always a good way to help bring learning to life! Real fruits and vegetables are great for building a face on this fun snack! This is a great way to create a fun snack and show preschoolers how to make healthy food choices.
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2. Healthy or Not Sort
Let students cut out pictures of foods from sales ads or pictures from magazines. Then, they can sort the pictures based on whether or not they are healthy. This would be a great activity for stations or center time. This will quickly become a favorite grocery activity!
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3. Vegetable Collages
Creating vegetable collages can be a lot of fun! Students can cut out the shape of the vegetable and glue different scraps of paper, stickers, and other small items onto the paper to make the vegetable the correct color. These make adorable displays for your bulletin board!
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4. Paper Lunchboxes
These adorable tiny, paper lunch boxes are perfect for helping students practice making good, healthy choices. Let them use food cards or food pictures to fill their lunchboxes with great choices. This can enhance their knowledge about foods and which ones are healthy options.
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5. I Spy Fruits and Veggies
Easy to print, these I Spy pages are fun as students look and find the listed vegetables. This activity will spark good discussions about food using a fun challenge to get started! This will also build food recognition skills, as students learn more about different types of vegetables.
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6. Fruit and Veggie Artwork
This colorful art activity is a great way to teach about fresh fruits and vegetables. Students can create their own works of art from these adorable food templates. Just cut and color, then let students put their pieces together to form fun faces!
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7. Eat The Rainbow
Eat the rainbow and create one too! Use construction paper to create a colorful rainbow and let students clip pictures from grocery ads or magazines to fill in each color. Remind them to choose healthy foods that match the rainbow!
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8. Fruit and Veggie Shadow Match Up
Teach children about matching shapes with this fun food clip activity! Students can practice finding the matching shape to the food picture at the top and clip the clothespin to the correct answer.
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9. All About Fruits and Veggies
Lois Ehlert wrote a great children's book called Eating the Alphabet. You could use this book for so many different activities, like making your own class book or drawing the foods from the book and teaching someone else about them.
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10. Healthy Eating BINGO
Healthy snacks BINGO is a fun activity! Children love BINGO and this is a great chance for them to practice identifying healthy foods and to play a game they enjoy! These templates include foods from all food groups!
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11. Beginning Sounds Clip Cards
Beginning sound clip cards are great practice for preschoolers! They will become more aware of sounds and when they are used, as they listen for beginning sounds. Be sure to review foods with them and have them say the name of the food to help decide what the beginning sound is for each food.
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12. Grocery Store Dramatic Play Center
Every preschool classroom needs dramatic play centers, and one of the most loved is the grocery store! Let students explore and pretend as they act as shoppers in the pretend supermarket! Don't forget to add some blank grocery lists and a shopping cart!
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13. Counting Fruit Clip Cards
Another fun clip card activity is this fun fruit counting game! Students will look at the fruit, count it, and clip the clothespin to the correct number. This is great practice for food recognition, counting, and number recognition.
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14. Nutrition Dice Game
Roll your way to healthy food choices! Activities about food groups are great for preschoolers to get more knowledge on how the food groups work and what foods fit in each group. Roll and brainstorm foods for that group. This would be great to use in a whole group activity or circle time!
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15. Fruits and Veggie Prints Painting
Hands-on and a cool craft, these prints are lots of fun and easy to clean up! Cut open some fruits and veggies and let students dip them in paint and stamp them down on paper to create interesting artwork! Food activities like this are sure to be a hit!
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16. Construction Paper Fruits and Veggies
Make your own torn paper fruits and veggies and pair this craft with fun food songs! Let little ones tear the construction paper and glue the pieces to this template to form their own fruits and veggies!
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17. Shape Pizza
Shape pizza is a super fun activity! Talk about the healthy options that can be added to pizza as toppings. Let students create their own pizzas and then count the shapes they use. They can color code the shapes as well!
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18. Food Investigation
Watching and observing are fun science activities for preschoolers. Add healthy kinds of foods to these observation tubes or clear food containers and allow students to really examine and notice things about the foods. You could even document observations on an anchor chart.
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19. Grocery List Stamping
In the dramatic play center, add some examples of foods that would be healthy choices and allow students to create their own grocery store experience, complete with making a grocery list. Add some food picture stamps to allow them the chance to stamp out their grocery list.
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20. Create Happy Plates
Another fun activity that will allow for the practice of fine motor skills is the happy plate activity. Use a paper plate to section areas for different food groups. Students can make choices from magazine pictures or grocery store ads to fill their plates with a healthy meal!
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21. 3D Food Pyramid
Let preschoolers work together to form these 3D food pyramids. They can use grocery store ads or pictures from magazines to fill in each section of the food pyramid.
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22. Favorite Fruit Survey
A favorite activity for preschoolers is conducting surveys. Allowing preschoolers the chance to talk to friends and fill out their survey forms can boost communication and social interaction. As a class, you can take their data and create a chart! Bonus- add a taste test so they are familiar with each type of fruit.
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23. Food Group Sort
Learning about the food pyramid and understanding food groups can be tricky and there could be some difficulty for preschoolers. This simple sorting activity is a great way to let preschoolers practice sorting foods based on groups and they can use the foods from the play kitchen center.
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24. Realistic Food Pyramid
This hands-on food pyramid is a great way to bring learning to life by allowing students to choose foods for each group and place them in the correct area. Activity ideas like this one incorporate more of the 5 senses and allow for movement, which is always good when teaching little learners.
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25. Big Boy Broccoli Craft
This printable craft is a great way to teach kids about the value of eating super healthy veggies, like broccoli! You could even bring vegetables for them to sample, like baby carrots or a cup of beans! Children will enjoy coloring and creating these fun food crafts!
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26. Healthy Foods Patterns
Making patterns is an important math skill for children at preschool age. Print and laminate, and this is an easily ready-to-go center! You could even use Velcro to attach the missing parts of the patterns. You can also create your own patterns, using pictures of foods from magazines.
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27. Sight Word Books
These precious sight word books are printable and great to use in a preschool nutrition unit! They review sight words and teach students more about healthy habits, good foods, and nutrition. These books would be a great part of circle time or center time!
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28. Tracing Worksheets
Tracing worksheets are great practice for handwriting and practicing letter formation. Food-themed tracing sheets are especially helpful because you can focus on individual foods and food groups to teach more about healthy habits and even the food pyramid chart.
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29. Create Your Own Garden
Growing your own garden can be very rewarding for preschoolers! Watching plants grow and form fruits and vegetables will help them understand the life cycles of these plants. This fun idea would pair well with Gail Gibbons's Growing Vegetable Soup book.
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30. Healthy Poem Printable
Including multiple types of text is always a good practice when teaching preschoolers. Exposure to poems, like this one is a great way to strengthen their literacy foundations. This poem is easy to print and fun for students to color, and sends a healthy message as well!
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