Ideas for Teaching a Food and Nutrition Unit

I have a few favorite themes I love to work with and food and nutrition is definitely one of them.

 

Cover a range of literacy and science activities with your food and nutrition theme.

 

There are so many literacy activities that can be covered:

Reading and Writing

1.  Have your kids interview a piece of fruit.

 

Interview and piece of fruit for your food and nutrition theme.

 

2. Make a class book. Provide the kids with an opening sentence and have them finish it. Staple the answers along with the title page and place it in your class library.

 

Make a class book for your food and nutrition theme.

 

3. Make lists of what a healthy lunch would look like.

 

Discuss what a healthy lunch would look like for your food and nutrition theme.

 

4. Procedure writing is perfect for a food and nutrition theme. Have your kids write how they would make a sandwich or pizza.

 

Procedure writing fits perfectly with a food and nutrition theme.

 

5. Give them a story starter and watch their creativity flow.

 

Create story starters for your food and nutrition theme.

 

Make the story a procedure.

 

Create story starters for your food and nutrition theme.

 

6. Wanted and Not Wanted posters are a great way to get your kids really thinking about what makes food healthy and unhealthy.

 

Make wanted and not wanted posters for your food and nutrition theme.

 

7. Food based reading response sheets are perfect to use with your food themed books. Have your class examine characters, plot, main idea, cause and effect, fact and opinion, problem and solution.

 

Use a range of graphic organisers with food related books for your food and nutrition theme.

 

8. Discover new vocabulary.

 

Discover new vocabulary for your food and nutrition theme.

 

Science Activities

Science activities work perfectly with a food and nutrition theme.

  • Kids can learn about food groups.
  • Discover where food comes from – not just the shop!
  • Look at healthy food.

 

food and nutrition activities and games for literacy centers

 

Other Literacy Activities

A whole range of fun activity sheets can be added to your unit – rhyming words, synonyms and antonyms, nouns. Word searches, scrambled sentences and labeling activities are great as a stand alone activity or for fast finishers.

 

Use a range of food and nutrition activities and games for literacy centers.

 

Literacy center games

No theme would be complete without a range of center games.  Kids can count syllables in food words, pair food based rhyming words, make compound words, identify short and long vowels in food words and plural and singular food words.

 

Use a range of food and nutrition activities and games for literacy centers.

 

Grab a pack

There’s just so much you can do with this theme! If you would like a ready made pack with the above activities and more you can find it in my TpT store. Just click the picture below.

 

 

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