Last week we did a project called “I Can Eat a Rainbow”. Building on the discussion of the characteristics of healthy foods from our “What’s Healthier” project, we discussed that healthy foods come in a variety of colours – that just because something isn’t GREEN doesn’t mean it’s not healthy. We did this craft to show the variety of HEALTHY things we can eat:
Here’s what you need:
- Old magazines
- glue stick
I gave each of the girls a piece of paper and asked them to draw rainbows on them.
I then gave each of them a magazine and scissors. We used the rainbows to help remind us of the colours of food we were looking for in the magazines.
We then pasted the pictures to our rainbows and discussed our pictures:
- Red things typically grow on trees or vines (berries, tomatoes, apples)
- Green things are often leafy and grow as heads (lettuce, spinach, broccoli)
- Yellow things have vitamin C
- Orange things have beta-carotene
- Blue things are rich in anti-oxidants
- Runners World has more pictures of fruits and veggies than Today’s Parent
We had a lot of fun and the kids learned a lot. Afterwards we went shopping to try and find foods so that we can literally eat a rainbow. We came home with lots of fruits and veggies and the girls were very eager to see who could eat a whole rainbow first
QUESTION: What foods are in your rainbow?