Tot School- Food Groups

This week we’ve been focusing on the food groups and eating a variety of foods. On Monday I pulled out the food magnets from our Fudoo Board and divided their white erase board into 5 color coded sections. When they got up I had them match the food magnets to the correct group. They had a lot of fun.

Food Group sorting

Food Group sorting

We talked about the different food groups and the foods that belong in each as well as why we need to eat them. Then we played with our Play Dough Ice Cream Shop and talked about how some foods are “sometimes foods” and shouldn’t be eaten all the time.

Ice Cream Play Dough

Ice Cream Play Dough

For lunch I had them pull a magnet from each food group (two veggies) to make their Muffin Tin Meal for the day. They ate really well and Lucas even tried cottage cheese for the first time and loved it (Kyla, did not even try it).

Food Group MTM

Olives, Pineapple, Bread, Cottage Cheese, Hot Dog, Green Beans

Throughout the week I would quiz them on what food group foods we ate or passed at the grocery store belonged in. They surprised me with how well they did. Every day we’ve put the magnets for the foods we eat onto our Fudoo Board and checked to see if we were getting the right number of servings for each group. Kyla’s still avoiding veggies, but we have found some that she’ll eat. Thankfully, Lucas is willing to eat pretty much anything, so at least I know it’s nothing to do with me! šŸ˜‰

We also went to the zoo on Wednesday. It was a full, but fabulous day. I even worked in our food groups lesson when I’d read what the animals ate. The highlight of the day was feeding the giraffes lettuce and crackers!

Feeding a girrafe

Feeding a girrafe

On Thursday we went to our friends’ house to play sports. At least, that was the intention. We were both pretty tired and the kids hadn’t seen each other in weeks, so we just let them play outside and get super dirty. It was a beautiful day and we all had a good, relaxing day.

K trike

Kyla loved the trikes!


Baseball Lucas

Baseball Lucas

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7 responses to “Tot School- Food Groups

  1. I love the food-group sorting – great idea!

  2. We just finished a unit on nutrition and I would have loved that magnetic set! That is so fun! Looks like a great week!

  3. That’s so cool that you got to feed the giraffes. I love giraffes šŸ™‚

  4. Fabulous learning!!!! I’m totally jealous over the giraffes too. How fun!

    Popping in from Tot School.

  5. What a great idea to do the food group sorting. That muffin tin looks great. thank you for participating in Muffin Tin Monday

  6. How wonderful that they are learning about the food groups! The zoo look like so much fun!

  7. I love this idea! So creative. I’m going to put this on my list of must do very soon. We will be starting a garden soon, this would go great with that. I pinned it!

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