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Lesson 4

Foods that Help me Grow: Grains

Background

Grains are seeds from plants that we eat. Grain foods are often a staple in preschooler diets and give them energy so that they may learn and play. This lesson focuses on exposing children to healthy grain foods that will help their bodies grow and become strong.

Learning Objectives

  1. Grains are seeds from plants that we eat.
  2. Grains can be eaten whole or turned into flour to make other foods that we eat.
  3. Grains give me energy so that I can learn and play.

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) – Five Popcorn Kernels
  • Activity 1: Wheat Exploration
    • Group Activity
    • Activity instruction and activity picture cards
  • Activity 2: Bread in a Bag
    • Group Activity
    • Activity instructions
  • Activity 3: Edible Oat Necklaces
    • Individual Activity
    • Activity Instructions
  • Activity 4: Shape Treasure Hunt
    • Individual Activity
    • Activity Instructions
  • Movement Activity: Popping Corn
    • Group Activity
    • Activity Instructions
  • Movement Activity: Circle of Grains
    • Group Activity
    • Activity Instructions and activity image cards
  • Family Take-Home Sheet
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