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Lesson 5

Foods that Help me Grow: Protein


Protein foods are used help make muscles, tissues, and other important parts of the body. They are also a food that preschoolers can be hesitant to eat. Lesson 5 helps preschoolers learn the different types and sources of protein foods, understand how they help the body grow, and encourages eating protein everyday.

Learning Objectives

  1. Protein foods come from both plants and animals.
  2. Protein foods are needed to help me grow.
  3. We need to eat protein foods everyday.

This package contains:

  • 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) – Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
  • Activity 1: Green Eggs

    • Individual/Group Activity
    • Activity instructions
  • Activity 2: Sources of Protein

    • Group Activity
    • Activity instructions, printables, and food image sheets for activity
  • Activity 3: Going Fishing

    • Individual Activity
    • Activity Instructions and activity image
  • Activity 4: Counting & Sorting Beans

    • Individual Activity
    • Activity Instructions and printable
  • Movement Activity: Bean Bag Toss

    • Individual/Group Activity
    • Activity Instructions
  • Movement Activity: Egg-cercises

    • Group Activity
    • Activity Instructions
  • Family Take-Home Sheet
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