Food Glorious Food!! Did you know that enhancing categorical understanding is one of the top evidence-based practices for vocabulary development? This packet allows for multiple opportunities to categorize foods in different ways! Students can categorize by any of the following: healthy/unhealthy, meats, grains, dairy, fruit, vegetables, sweets, and Thanksgiving foods! They can also sort by their own preferences.
This product can be used by a Speech Language Pathologist, Early Intervention teacher, 4K or Kindergarten teacher, or an elementary general education teacher working on a food pyramid or healthy eating lesson.
There are 48 pages in this food-themed packet. This is a versatile product that spans pre-k through grade 4 or perhaps further if you are doing a food pyramid unit. It addresses language arts and science goals. These activities are designed to work on the following language skills: Pronouns: "I, he/she," contraction 'don't," turn-taking, naming, recall, categorization, matching, sorting, describing, understanding and verbalizing similarities and differences. The activities can be used for individual or group activities, (just be sure to print enough game mats for each group member). They will be perfect to accompany a foods unit, Thanksgiving unit, healthy eating lesson or food pyramid lesson.
Here are the activities:
1. Food Group Sort: (Sort up to 6 food groups: meat, vegetables, fruits, dairy, grains, sweets),
2. "I like/don't like __________" (foods) game,
3. Breakfast or Lunch foods sort,
4. Recall those foods! (naming and recall game),
5. Set your thanksgiving table, (find foods you would see on a Thanksgiving table),
6. What does not belong?
7. Shop for the matching card game.
8. Healthy or Unhealthy Snacks Sort.
These activities can also be used as companion activities for the "Expanding Expressions tool," (EET).
The following pages are included:
Credits, Assembly, product info.
Directions for all activities, 4 pages,
8 vegetable cards, four per page
1 vegetable mat, large,
8 fruit cards, four per page,
1 fruit game mat, large,
8 nuts/ meats cards, four per page,
1 meats mat, large,
8 breads/grains cards, four per page,
1 breads/grains mat, large,
8 sweets cards, four per page,
1 sweets cards mat, large,
8 dairy cards, four per page,
1 dairy game, large,
8 breakfast foods cards, four per page,
1 breakfast foods mat, large,
8 lunch foods cards, four per page,
1 lunch foods mat, large,
8 Thanksgiving table foods cards, four per page,
1 Thanksgiving table mat, large,
1 mat 'what does not belong?"
1 mat "shopping list" for "shop for the matching food card" game,
2 pages healthy/unhealthy mats, large
16 healthy/unhealthy pictures, small,
4 black and white worksheets.
Most activities are in color with white space. On 8/17, this product was completely updated. Cards were made bigger, additional foods were added, borders changed, and more!!
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2014 (c) Donna Miazga Updated 8/17