Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Activity: Veggie Twister!

This fun activity teaches kids about their fruits and vegetables and is a great form of physical activity.  In a "twist" to the classic game, students have fun and learn to identify their fruits/veggies.

Materials
  • Colored pictures of red, yellow, orange and green fruits and veggies
    • Examples:
      • Red: apples, strawberries, tomatoes, cherries, tomatoes
      • Yellow: bananas, corn, lemons, pineapple
      • Orange: pumpkin, orange, carrots, cantaloupe
      • Green: lettuce, celery, asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers
  • Clear shower curtain
  • Tape
  • Poster board
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Brad
Preparation
  1. Print out images of fruits and vegetables so that there are four images of each color
  2. Tape the images to the clear shower curtain in a grid pattern.  [See below]
  3. Create the spinner using poster board [See below]
    • Cut a 12 x 12 inch square out of poster board
    • With the marker, divide the poster board into four sections labeled: Right Hand, Left Hand, Right Leg, Left Leg
    • In each quadrant, draw four circles representing the four colors of the fruits and veggies
    • Cut an arrow out of poster board and attach using the brad

Activity
  1. Lay the shower curtain on the floor with the images facing up
  2. Each time, spin the spinner to identify which body part goes on which color (Example: "Right hand yellow")
  3. Have each student shout out the name of the fruit/veggie they place their hand/foot on (Example: "Corn!")
  4. If a student falls onto the mat or their knee or elbow touches the mat, they are eliminated
  5. Continue until only one student remains
Alternative
  • Other types of images can be used on the mat.  For example: Use images of various parts of the plant or items from the food pyramid. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi good day ! nice post you have . It's very nice , I have plan to setting up my garden can you give me an idea or steps on how to make it beautiful. i have heard some garden accessories such as garden spinner , wind chimes , wind spinners and many more . I want to try this things in my garden but i don't know how to get the right accessories . I hope you can help me . thank you .

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