Friday, October 30, 2015

Red and Pink Fruits and Vegetables Interactive Game

Red and Pink Fruits & Veggies Interactive Educational Game
This red and pink 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.

  • 3 pieces red or pink paper, cut in half
  • 3 pieces yellow paper, cut into 6 large circles with smiley faces drawn on them (may omit this step if you already have smiley faces for another color food game)
  • printed food info below
  • printed food labels below - staple one label to each 1/2 sheet of red/pink paper, use only one color
  • *printed pictures of the red/pink food info page below  - staple one food picture to each 1/2 sheet of red/pink paper, use only one color
  • timer
  • stapler
  • printer
How to play
  1. Place the pictures of the red and pink 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 red and pink 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 red/pink fruits or vegetables.
  • *Instead of using pictures of the red/pink foods, provide real life examples of each.
  • If you are short on time, have players write down the names of each red/pink food on separate small pieces of paper. Show each red or pink 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 red or pink 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 red or pink foods are matched, talk about the foods using the food descriptions page and their thoughts about the foods.
  • Talk about each red or pink 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. Then 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 red/pink foods featured in the game. You might combine these with one food from each other color group to give participants a nice variety.
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!

Red and Pink Food Info Page
Beets - Photo by Frank Schulenber

Cranberries - Photo by Ladyheart

Pink Grapefruit - Photo by szafirek

Radishes - Photo by JulieAdore

Rhubarb - Photo by DTL

Watermelon - Photo by kamuelaboy

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