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Lesson 3

Foods that Help me Grow: Fruit

Background

Lesson 3 will discuss the different characteristics of fruits, give children opportunities for exploration, and help them understand why they are needed in the diet in order for their body to grow.

Learning Objectives

  1. Fruits come in all different shapes, colors, and sizes.
  2. I need to eat different colored fruits to help me grow and stay strong.
  3. I can take bites of different fruits.

This lesson includes:

  • Recommended book and materials list
  • Lesson overview:
    • Background information for teachers
    • Lesson objectives
    • Circle time discussion points and questions
    • Follow-up lesson questions
  • Circle time cards – 5 discussion picture cards with real-life images that will help teachers discuss key lesson objectives with students
  • Activity song (lyrics are sung to a popular tune) – Fruits are Very Good For Me
  • Activity 1: Build a Class Rainbow
    • Group Activity
    • Activity instruction and images to build your rainbow
  • Activity 2: Read and Sing with Pete the Cat
    • Group Activity
    • Activity instructions and printable
  • Activity 3: Ten Apples Up On Our Tree
    • Individual Activity
    • Activity Instructions
  • Activity 4: Charting Our Favorite Fruit
    • Group Activity
    • Activity Instructions and printable
  • Movement Activity: Red Apple, Green Apple
    • Group Activity
    • Activity Instructions and game picture cards
  • Movement Activity: Hunting for Fruit
    • Group Activity
    • Activity Instructions
  • Family Take-Home Sheet
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