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Food Activities I
This week the homework will center on food activities activities. The activities are appropriate for K-3, except as noted. Feel free to copy, cut, and paste the assignments into your own word processor for sending home (or print this page).
Since this is a three day week of assignments, we will be working with foods we eat. Tonight, have the children write a list of everything they eat after school until
bedtime. This includes snacks, dinner and before bed treats. Use this list to categorize foods in class.
Have the children look around their kitchens and make a list of five hard foods and five soft foods. (You could change this to any two categories you choose). Use the list for in-class reading activities.
Have the children check around their kitchen for foods in each of the following colors. Draw a
picture of one food for each color. While you can suggest any colors, here are five choices: red, green, pink, brown, and orange. Use the pictures to make a collage and discuss food groups.