"HEALTHY FOOD - Lesson Plan and Activities."

Topic: Healthy Food - Food for Kids (Rhyme)
Class: Primary.
Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.

Objectives:
  • Able to know about healthy food.
  • Able to know the importance of healthy food.
  • Able to learn the names of vegetables and fruits.
  • Able to speak about healthy and their favourite food items.
  • Able to write about their favourite food items.

Preliminary interaction:
                                   I have started the topic by placing the below flash cards on the board. I have asked them to observe the cards and respond. And I have interacted them by asking few questions. 

1. What do you observe?
2. What are these?
3. Name some vegetables.
4. Name some fruits.
5. Why do we eat them?
6. How do they help us?
7. Are they tasty?
8. Which fruit/vegetable do you like most? why?
    (you can your own questions)
                 

                        By asking the questions you should elicit vocabulary like delicious, nutritious, strong, healthy,..etc. I have written their responses and the words on the board and made them understand their meaning. You can also ask the children to say some sentences like "Carrots are orange. Tomatoes are red. Apples are red. Brinjal are purple."

Language game: "Turn Right and Left"
                     After the interaction you should list out some vegetables and fruits names on the board. 
Later I have conducted a language game to make the class active. The game helps them to recognize and differentiate the fruits and vegetables.

How to play: 
  • Write some fruits and vegetables names on the board in a table.
  • Make sure students should read them before playing the game.
  • Tell the students to stand in a circle.
  • Tell the students they should walk in the circle when teacher says start .
  • Tell the students they have to turn right and stop when the teacher says a fruit name, turn left and stop when he/she says a vegetable name while they are walking.
  • Who turns wrongly will eliminate form the game.
  • Continue the same until all the students are out.
  • Make sure students should understand the instructions before playing the game or give a demo.
                            The game helps the students understand and differentiate the fruits and vegetables. And also gives some fun or vibration in the class. 

Presentation the topic: 
                            I have used the below rhyme to teach about healthy food. I have pasted the rhyme chart on the board and ask the children to read. later I have asked them to identify the elicited vocabulary in the previous interaction.
Food is good and tastes delicious,
Keeps you healthy; it's nutritious.
Food will also help you grow,
Make you strong, when you grow.
Eating foods that are purple and green,
Will make you into a healthy teen.
Many great foods are really yummy,
If you eat too much, you'll hurt your tummy.
About healthy foods, you should read,
Learn what kids really need.
Food information you could share,
with your family, and show you care.

                           Then I have pasted the three flash cards on the board and asked them to match the cards with lines in the rhyme. They have tried and guessed the matching lines. Then I have matched some more lines to the three cards to get the whole rhyme.

 
 Food is good and tastes delicious,
Keeps you healthy; it's nutritious.
Food will also help you grow,
Make you strong, when you grow.
      Eating foods that are purple and green,
Will make you into a healthy teen.
Many great foods are really yummy,
    If you eat too much, you'll hurt your              tummy.                                                                        
 
 About healthy foods, you should read,
Learn what kids really need.
Food information you could share,
with your family, and show you care.

                          Then I have divided my class into three groups and given the flash cards and matching sentence slips. I have told them to discuss in the groups. After a minutes I have told them to explain the meaning of the lines. They have presented well. The flash cards helped them to get the meaning easily. At last I have given the tune to the rhyme.

Reading Activity: 
                         After this I have facilitated my children to read and learn the spellings of the rhyme. I have made them read in groups and told them read individually. And then I have given a worksheet to my students and told them, I am going to play the tune and you have to fill the missing words in the rhyme. They have listened to the rhyme and filled the worksheet. So the worksheet has helped me to check their understanding and identify the rhyming words.



Speaking Activity:
                        And then I have planned a speaking activity. I have given some description for slow learners and some questions to other students. And then I have presented the description and answers to the questions by using the flashcards. I have told them practice in pairs. you an see the my students presentation in the below video.

Description:
  • Good food is healthy and tasty.
  • Food helps us grow.
  • Purple and green foods make us healthy teen.
  • we should read about healthy food.
Questions:
  1. How are the good foods?
  2. What should we read?
  3. How does purple and green food help us?
  4. How does good food help us?

Writing Activity:
                      Later I have planned a writing activity to write fruits and vegetables names. And also to express "why do they like/dislike some fruits and vegetables?" I have given them different fruits and vegetable pictures along with a worksheet. Then I have told them to write their names in the given worksheet. Later I have instructed them to paste two fruits and vegetables, that they like and don't like in the table. And also describe why do you like/dislike them? I have facilitated them to do the activity easily.




Finally, I have called them to present in front of the class. You can see my student's presentation in the below video and download the worksheet to plan this activity in your class.  Thank you reading.







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