I have a few favorite themes I love to work with and food and nutrition is definitely one of them.
There are so many literacy activities that can be covered:
Reading and Writing
1. Have your kids interview a piece of fruit.
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.
3. Make lists of what a healthy lunch would look like.
4. Procedure writing is perfect for a food and nutrition theme. Have your kids write how they would make a sandwich or pizza.
5. Give them a story starter and watch their creativity flow.
Make the story a procedure.
6. Wanted and Not Wanted posters are a great way to get your kids really thinking about what makes food healthy and unhealthy.
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.
8. Discover new vocabulary.
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.
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.
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.
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.