Friday, October 30, 2015

Blue Purple and Black Fruits and Vegetables Interactive Game

Blue, Purple, and Black Fruits and Veggies Interactive Educational Game
This blue, purple, and black fruits and vegetables food game can be played alone or in combination with the others in this series featuring various fruits and vegetables of like colors (see links below). I have included quite a few varieties of the game depending on ages and abilities of the players.

Supplies
  • 3 pieces blue or purple or black paper, cut in half
  • 3 pieces yellow paper, cut into 6 large circles with smiley faces drawn on them (may omit if you already have them from other colored food game)
  • printed blue/purple/black food info sheet below
  • printed food labels below - staple one label to each 1/2 sheet of blue/purple/black paper, use only one color
  • *printed pictures of the blue/purple/black foods below - staple one food picture to each 1/2 sheet of blue/purple/black paper, use only one color
  • timer
  • stapler
  • printer
How to play
  1. Place the pictures of the blue, purple, and black foods on a table at the far side of a room.
  2. Have participants line up at the opposite end of the room.
  3. Hand all labels to the first player in line.
  4. Give that player 30 seconds to place a matching label under each food picture.
  5. That player returns to the back of the line when time is up.
  6. Place a smiley face above each correctly labeled food.
  7. Give the next player 30 seconds to correct labels that don't have a smiley face.
  8. That player returns to the back of the line when time is up.
  9. Repeat #6-8 until all foods are correctly labeled.
  10. Have the entire group gather around the table and talk about the various blue, purple, and black foods using the food descriptions page as a guide, asking which foods they may have personally eaten and which ones they might like to try. See if they can name other blue, purple, and black fruits or vegetables.
Variations
  • *Instead of using pictures of the blue/purple/black foods, provide real life examples of each.
  • If you are short on time, have players write down the names of each blue/purple/black food on separate small pieces of paper. Show each blue, purple, or black food pictured below on a screen that everyone can see and have players hold up the name they think matches each food, giving 1 point for each correct match. Talk about each food before moving to the next.
  • Print two sets of blue, purple, and black food pictures and place them face down in random order. Have a player turn two right side up to see if they have a match. Repeat until all are matched, rotating players if applicable. Once all blue, purple, and black foods are matched, talk about the foods using the food descriptions page and their thoughts about the foods.
  • Talk about each blue, purple, and black food and identify the name of each, encouraging interactive conversation. Print two sets of food pictures and labels and place one set of pictures and labels down in random order. Next, have a player turn two right side up to see if they match the picture with the correct label, rotating players if applicable. Repeat until all are matched.
  • Provide a snack utilizing some of the blue, purple, or black foods featured in the game. If time allows, you might take a poll for which food they like best and then graph the results on Create a Graph.
Additional articles in this series
Many thanks to the photographers who were willing to share their photos for free. I have included their name and a URL to each page where I found the photos. Thanks for visiting my Student Survive 2 Thrive blog and I hope you find these resources to be helpful!

Blue, Purple, & Black Food Info
Blackberries - Photo by jppi

Blueberries - Photo by greyerbaby

Eggplant - Photo by szafirek

Plums - Photo by butkovicdub

Purple Cabbage - Photo by greenfinger

Purple Carrots - Photo by ProjectManhattan



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