This week we were concentrating on what healthy and not so healthy eating/food choices are. To start off our week, we used some old magazines and looked for foods (not healthy or healthy) and we created a collage with them! After we were done we looked and discussed... Now one thing we did discuss is that just because something is not healthy, does not mean that we are not allowed to have it ever. We just can't have it all the time or a lot within our diets. We need more vegetables and fruits involved, as well as dairy, etc.
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On Tuesday, to continue our healthy eating fun we painted and created pictures using vegetables as our paint brushes (peppers, celery, and apple) Before we painted our pictures we read the book How are you Peeling? which is a book with vegetables that have feelings. They thought it was pretty silly! As well we decided that we cannot say we do not like something from just looking at it. We need to ALWAYS try something at least once and if you do not like it that's fine. So each student was able to try a piece of pepper, green apple and celery. Then we did a quick poll! Most friends in 4K liked the apple the best but I was happy to see five friends like all of them! Then we created our pictures, we have a lot of creativity in this class! Making flowers with peppers!
On Wednesday, we continued with our healthy eating adventure. We talked about what kind of healthy things we need to eat everyday. We really need to have 2-3 servings of vegetables and fruits a day. So we created our EAT A RAINBOW (every day) rainbow. This will help them remember that they should have at least one fruit or vegetable from each color of the rainbow a day. As well this helped us with our color words that we are working so hard on.
Materials needed - 1) Bingo Card (sent home) 2) dry erase marker 3) grocery store 4) child (children)
- I know we all want to educate our kids about the importance of healthy choices when it comes to food and nourishing their bodies. Life, homework, sports, and just the everyday can get very overwhelming to our kids and you as their parents. Fueling our kids with dairy, proteins and all the other food groups will help them keep up the pace and help feed their growing bodies & minds! Having fun while educating them and yes, even allowing them to explore the grocery store and be a classroom all it’s own! Grocery Store Bingo focuses on the 5 major food groups and gives visual graphics to help coordinate with each food group. Even if you’re just running into the store to pick up a few things for dinner, it’s fun to allow them to check off what you’re getting and talk about the food groups while you’re in the checkout line or on the way home.
Friday we finished up our discussion of healthy eating and healthy foods and played a quick game of jeopardy. They are so funny, during lunch or snack they will raise their hands or come up to me saying, "Ms. Luce, I ate all of my lunch and I liked it," or "I tried it like I should, but I didn't like it. But I tried it! :)" So proud of my little healthy eaters!