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EHS Fruits and Vegetables

Updated: Feb 7, 2023

Canges to Environment

Plastic Fruits and Vegetables Basket Books about fruits and vegetables Pictures of Fruits and Vegetables Scales Cookie Cutter Fruits and Veggies Stamp Fruits and Veggies File Folder Game Fruits and Vegetable Puzzles Food Pyramid Empty Seed Packets Fruit and vegetable magazines Fruit and vegetable stickers Laminated construction paper fruit and vegetables Shovel, rake, gardening gloves, floppy hat Homemade menus Empty containers of things that contain fruits and vegetables (no glass or bags) Paper plates/bowls Cooking pots and pans Fruit and vegetables cut from felt pieces Pretend play blender Fruit and vegetable place mats Plastic juicer Plastic containers that some fruits and vegetables are purchased in Fruit and vegetable stand made from a cardboard box Cash register Apron Plastic colander Plush fruits and vegetables






















Water Table: strainer, scrub brushes, plastic fruits and vegetables, measuring cups, cooking spoons, etc Sensory Table: dirt, plastic fruits and vegetables, empty seed packets, shovel, small baskets, rake, etc.

Teaching Concepts for Indoor Experiences

1. Look at pictures or examples(plastic) of vegetables and fruits that do not have seeds 2. Talk about the importance of eating your fruits and vegetables, look at food pyramid 3. Make a fruit and veggie collage 4. Talk about which fruits and veggies grow from trees, ground, vines and bushes. Look at pictures. 5. Use cookie cutters for play dough, making fruits and vegetables 6. Stamp fruits and vegetables on paper 7. Put vegetables in the pot, count as you go 8. Pretend play with Choosy and talk about about what he stands for. 9. Talk about the many colors of fruits and vegetables, sort plastic fruits and vegetables. 10. Pretend play with homemade fruit and vegetable stand 11. Make a book of favorite fruits and vegetables 12. Dip fruit and vegetable cookie cutters in paint and stamp on paper 13. Wash plastic fruits and vegetables in water table using scrub brush ​14. Place fruit and veggies in scale 15. Make a pizza using cardboard and paper cut outs









Teaching Concepts for Outdoor Experiences

1. Hot Potato 2. Fruit and Veggie Toss (toss in basket) 3. Fruit and Veggie Hop (hop on pictures of fruits and veggies) 4. Fruit and veggie hunt 5. Fruit and veggie roll 6. Market race (race and collect fruits and veggies) 7. Crawl to your favorite fruit and vegetables

Teaching Concepts for Music Movement Wellness IMIL

1. Go Bananas Bananas Unite! Bananas Split! (clap and stomp) Go Bananas, go go bananas! Go Bananas, go go bananas! Bananas to the left (go left) Bananas to the right (go right) Peel your banana and Yum! Take a bite! 2. Apples and Bananas I like to eat eat eat apples and bananas. I like to eat eat eat apples and bananas. I like to ate ate ate ay-ples and bay-nay-nays. I like to ate ate ate ay-ples and bay-nay-nays. I like to eet eet eet ee-ples and bee-nee-nees. I like to eet eet eet ee-ples and bee-nee-nees. I like to ite, ite, ite, i-ples and by-by-nys. I like to ite, ite, ite, i-ples and by-by-nys. I like to ote ote ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos. I like to ote ote ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos. I like to ute ute ute uupples and bununus. I like to ute ute ute uupples and bununus. I like to eat eat eat apples and bananas! 3. Watermelon On the vine, On the vine, Sweet and red and yummy, Sweet and red and yummy, Please be mine! Please be mine! Watermelon, Watermelon, Thump, thump, thump, Thump, thump, thump, I think that you are ready-I think that you are ready- Big and plump! Big and plump! 4. Vegetable Song ( tune:Twinkle Twinkle Little Star) Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli, Vegetables are good for me. For my snack and in my lunch, Veggie sticks are great to munch. Carrots, peas, and broccoli. Vegetables are good for me 5. The Good Food Song ( tune: Old McDonald Had A Farm) Vegetables are good for me EIEIO And so I eat them happily EIEIO With a carrot carrot here And a carrot carrot there, Here a carrot, there a carrot, Everywhere a carrot carrot. Vegetables are good for me EIEIO (Replace the word carrot with different vegetables) 6. I Like Veggies ( tune: Are you Sleeping?) I like veggies, I like veggies. Do you too? Do you too? I like corn and carrots, I like peas and brussell sprouts, Cauliflower too, Asparagus too. (You can replace the names of the vegetables for different ones and sing again.) 7. Oh, Do You Eat Your Vegetables? (tune: Do You Know The Muffin Man?) Oh, do you eat your vegetables, vegetables, vegetables? Oh, do you eat your vegetables, Each and every day? Oh, yes I eat my vegetables, vegetables, vegetables. Oh, yes I eat my vegetables, Each and every day. (Have your child name a vegetable then sing using the vegetable that your child named. For example use broccoli.) Oh, _______ (your child’s name) eats her/his broccoli, broccoli, broccoli Oh, _______ (your child’s name) eats her/his broccoli Each and Every day. (Continue this song with different vegetables). 8.The Food Chant Apples on a tree Apples on a tree Pick them off Eat them up Apples on a tree Carrots in the ground Carrots in the ground Pull them up wash them off Carrots in the ground Food in your tummy Food in your tummy Lick your lips Mmm Mmm Mmm Yum yum yummy

Teaching Concepts for Fingerplays

1.Five Little Bananas Five little bananas Swinging in a tree. IF a monkey picks one And carries it away. How many bananas Will be left to sway? 2. Five Red Apples Five red apples in a grocery store, Bobby bought one and then there were four. Four red apples on an apple tree, Susie ate one and then there were three. Three red apples. What did Sally do? Why she ate one and then there were two. Two red apples ripening in the sun, Tommy ate one and now there was one. One red apple and now we are done. I ate the last one and now there are none! 3. Apples Here and There Apples here (point to yourself) Apples there (point away) Apples are growing everywhere (hands form a circle…the world) Some are high (point up) Some are low (point down) You will see apples wherever you go (point to eyes) Apples on the left (extend left arm) Apples on the right (extend right arm) You will see (point to eyes again) Both day and night (Hands together and head down on them) 4. Five Fat Peas Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed. (hand in fist) One grew, two grew, so did all the rest. (fingers come out of fist) They grew and grew and did not stop, (make arm grow higher) Until one day, the pod went POP! (clap for pop) 5. Planting Time (tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat) Dig, dig, dig the earth  (pretend to dig) Then you plant your seeds  (pretend to plant) A gentle rain (fingers flutter down) The bright sunshine, (arms circle overhead) And veggies you will see! (open arms wide) 6. Jumping Beans One, two, three, four Beans came jumping through the door. Five, six, seven, eight Jumping right onto my plate!

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