Friday, November 16, 2012

Preschool Week 9: Where does FOOD come from?

Monday with Arielle

Opening Activity: Food producers worksheets

Circle Time:
  • Date/Time/Weather
  • Songs - "On Top of Spaghetti", "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree", "Pat-a-Cake", and "Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?"
  • Read “Corn” by Gail Gibbons 

 Snack: Popcorn, apples, peanut butter, string cheese.

Wiggle Time: Exercises for a healthy body - use Wiggle Block - roll the block to see what activity we do.

Lesson: Discuss the food groups and why we need each of them. Play "my healthy plate" - the first person to collect their total healthy foods on their plate wins!

Craft/Activity: "I am thankful for..." pumpkin pie spinner. What are you thankful for?

Wednesday with Naomi

Opening Activity: Match food to its Maker (i.e. cheese, milk, yogurt to the cow. Bacon and pork chops to the pig. Fruits to their trees etc.) Farm or Factory worksheet

Circle Time:
  • Date/Time/Weather
  • Read- Green Eggs and Ham, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Sing- Can you bake a cake, and Bubba the Blueberry Bear 

Snack: Homemade bread (show them wheat berries, freshly ground wheat, bread dough, and fresh baked bread) Fresh Butter (have the kids shake heavy whipping cream into butter inside of a small jar!) Honey (watch a short video on how bees produce honey.)

Wiggle Time: Dance to Old MacDonald had a Farm on the Wii

Lesson: How food is transported all around the world for us to eat and what it does for our economy.

Craft/Activity: Plant Pumpkin, and wheat grass!

Friday Field Trip

Take kids to a local farm or grocery store to explore  where food comes from first hand!

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