Friday, October 30, 2015

Green Fruits and Veggies Interactive Game

Green Fruits and Veggies Interactive Educational Game
This green 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 tried to include a few foods that some kids might not already know and included quite a few varieties of the game depending on ages and abilities of the players.

Supplies
  • 4 pieces green paper, cut in half
  • 4 pieces yellow paper, cut into 8 large circles with smiley faces drawn on them or use die cuts
  • *printed food pictures below - staple one food picture to each 1/2 sheet of green paper
  • printed food labels below - staple one label to each 1/2 sheet of green paper
  • printed green food info sheet below (for leader reference)
  • timer
  • stapler
  • printer
How to play
  1. Place the pictures of the green 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 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 green fruits or vegetables.
Variations
  • *Instead of using pictures of the green foods, provide real life examples of each.
  • If you are short on time, have players write down the names of each green food on separate small pieces of paper. Show each green 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 green 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 green foods are matched, talk about the foods using the food info page and their thoughts about the foods.
  • Talk about each green food and identify the name of each first, encouraging interactive conversation. Print two sets of food pictures and labels. Place one set of pictures and labels down in random order and 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 green foods featured in the game.
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!

Green Food Info Sheet

Artichoke - Photo by rollingroscoe

Asparagus - Photo by pippalou

Avacado - Photo by MGDboston

Brussels Sprouts - Photo by MaxStraeten

Honeydew - Photo by MGDboston

Kiwifruit - Photo by FlyingPete

Leeks - Photo by Dinkum

Zucchini - Photo by Simonxag

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