Fruit Activity Theme - Fruit Games and Activities
Written by Jenny Wanderscheid
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Fruit Games and Activities
Make three strawberry shaped bean bags out of red felt. You can dot them with fine-tipped sharpie or if you have more time, you can embroider speckles on it before sewing them together. I used yellow thread. You can find a bushel basket,for the children to toss the bags into, at a craft store like Michael's.
The Berry Best Class
Bulletin board display idea -Make a basket filled with strawberries. On each strawberry, write a child's name or glue a student's face cut from a photo.
Apple Taste Test
In the Fall there is usually a large variety of apples to choose from.
Do a taste test. Notice the different colors, shapes and smells of apples.
Make a chart showing favorites.
Ask your students (in advance) to bring in 2 or 3 lemons each. During meeting time, cut a lemon into slices, one into wedges, and leave one whole. Let the children check out the lemons and verbalize what they see, smell and feel. List the words offered onto a large lemon shaped cardboard cutout. Offer some untouched wedges for brave tasters.
Is This Lemonade?
Have each child juice one lemon half. Collect the juice in a pitcher. Let each child dip a clean plastic spoon into the juice for a tiny taste. Ask them if this is really lemonade. Then, add sugar, water and ice to the pitcher and try taste testing again.
For the magnetic or flannel boards, make a variety of strawberry shapes, some small, middle sized and big. Leave the basket of strawberry shapes out for the children to explore, count and sort on their own.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2008 15:40