Here are the plans for our next unit on food and nutrition. After posting day-by-day plans for the bird unit, I found myself referring to them a lot. So I don't think I'll be writing about books, activities, and Bible lessons in separate posts. Hopefully this format will be more helpful to me and maybe even for you!
Monday: Food groups/ food pyramid
Read Eating the Alphabet
Sort foods into food groups.
Start food diary.
Introduce putting words in ABC order.
Tuesday: Healthy vs. unhealthy foods
Read Gregory, the Terrible Eater
Do a food sort of healthy/unhealthy foods.
Learn about nutrition labels/vitamins & nutrients.
Wednesday: Cooking and meal planning
Plan a healthy, balanced meal
Cook recipes from Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up
Thursday: Food around the World
Read Bread, Bread, Bread (Foods of the World)
Find the countries named in the book.
Friday: Bible lesson
Read the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 found in Matthew 14:13-21
Eat sardines and pita bread.
Make a representative model of 5000. Use 50 counters that each represent 100.
Memorize John 6:35.
Monday: Food sources
Read Growing Vegetable Soup
Read At the Supermarket
Plant a seed.
Visit a farmer's market.
Scavenger Hunt at the grocery store.
Tuesday: Food Math
Read One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale
Act out first part of the story.
Take a survey of favorite foods.
Color rice for tomorrow's art.
Wednesday: Food Art
Read How Are You Peeling?
Make vegetable prints.
Create a bean/colored rice mosaic.
Make a food friend.
Thursday: Trying new foods
Read I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato (Charlie & Lola)
Have a "new" food buffet.
Friday: Meal preparation
Read Stone Soup.
Make the meal planned earlier in the week.
Learn table manners and table setting.
Enjoy the "fruits" of your labor and have a nice "formal" dinner!
Strega Nona (Caldecott Honor Books)
Peanut Butter and Jelly
The Tortilla Factory
Food and Nutrition Thematic Unit