Village Table

Lesson 3

Foods that Help me Grow: Fruit


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
  • Three group activities with book recommendations and necessary printables
    • Build a Class Rainbow
    • Read and Sing with Pete the Cat
    • Charting Our Favorite Fruits
  • One individual activity with book recommendations and necessary printables
    • Ten Apples Up On Our Tree
  • Two movement activities
    • Red Apple, Green Apple
    • Hunting for Fruit
  • Family Take-Home Sheet
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