Village Table

Lesson 6

Foods that Help me Grow: Dairy


Dairy foods include milk and foods that are made from milk. Dairy foods contain vitamin D and the mineral calcium, which are important in bone growth and development in children. Dairy foods also contain important fat and protein needed for development.

Learning Objectives

  1. Dairy foods include milk and foods made from milk.
  2. The milk we drink mostly comes from cows.
  3. Dairy foods help my bones grow and become strong.

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) – D-A-I-R-Y
  • Activity 1: Milk Makers

    • Individual/Group Activity
    • Activity instructions
  • Activity 2: Making Butter in a Jar

    • Group Activity
    • Activity instructions
  • Activity 3: Arm X-Rays

    • Individual Activity
    • Activity Instructions
  • Activity 4: Cheesy Shapes Snack

    • Individual Activity
    • Activity Instructions
  • Movement Activity: Skeleton Dance

    • Group Activity
    • Activity Instructions
  • Movement Activity:Bone Building Moves

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