When it comes to teaching health at home the first topic most of us turn to is learning about food groups. To learn to balance our diets we need to learn what foods go where and why we need them. This month with Mother Goose Time we are enjoying the Food and Fitness theme. Last week we took the time to enjoy a food groups unit study. The kids really loved getting hands on and learning why the food groups are so important. Here are a few food groups activities for kids. Don’t miss the free printable food sort game in this post.
Build a meal with the food groups
Involving the children in meal planning and prep makes them feel good and lets them learn this vital life skill. A great way to cement learning about the food groups is to have your child help you plan balanced meals. Take them with you to the store and shop foods from each group.
If doing this unit for several days spend each day on one group. As you learn about each group enjoy a daily snack exploring the food group of the day.
Read about food groups
Click each book about food groups for kids for more information. These books make a great addition to your food groups unit study.
Get hands-on with this free printable food groups game
This printable gives you a big advantage by allowing you to customize it to your families diet. This printable has sorting baskets and food cards for the 5 food groups, daily, grains, fruits, vegetables, and proteins. After you learn about each food group you can pull out the treats and sweets food cards and the good for you and not good for you baskets. Have your child sort the foods that are healthy and unhealthy.
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