- Cristi Wuenschel
Learning About Food Groups
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This week has been so much fun! We learned about Food Groups with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time), which meant topics such as Grains, Vegetables, Fruits, Dairy, and Protein.
Today I thought it'd be fun to share a few of our favorite activities from this week.
While learning about Grains, we baked bread, made Sandwich Art, and even put together an adorable Grain Discovery sensory bin.
On vegetable day, we made Vegetable Stamp Art and did a fun Vegetable Stand Dramatic Play activity.
Vegetable Stamp Art was definitely lots of fun! The preschoolers discussed what shapes they thought the vegetables would stamp and different ways to move the vegetables to make different shapes.
We also explored Fruits, which meant making our little letter books from Experience Early Learning for the letter Aa, practicing sorting, and even cutting and pasting fruits from grocery store ads.
Each month, we get several of these little letters books and they're perfect for practicing phonological awareness as well as fine motor skills.
The children color each of the items that begin with that letter and then cut them apart to make little books.
We also explored sorting by color using grocery store ads. Our math activity for the day was sorting foam hearts into fruit baskets, which the children also enjoyed.
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to as we continue learning about Health and Fitness in the kitchen with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)!