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.
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.
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).
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! 😉
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!
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.