Day 1- What are similes/metaphors? What is the difference between the two?
Read Kidz Lit book Hoops and ask students to point out the sentences that are either similes or metaphors.
Next, explain we will be having a picnic. Ask, “What kind of healthy fruits/vegetables would you bring to a picnic?” Ask them to then identify the colors of the foods they have just listed.
Explain to them that they will be using similes and metaphors to describe the color of the fruit they would bring to a picnic. Try for 2 paragraphs.
Day 2- Healthy Picnic
Tell each student to choose a partner. One student is the taster, the other is the recorder. The taster is blindfolded while the recorder places a bite- size piece of fruit/vegetable in their hand. The taster then guesses what the fruit/vegetable is by its feel, smell, etc., without actually tasting/eating it. Next, the taster eats the food, and makes a second, more accurate guess of the food they have just tried. *Partners take turns until all food is gone.
*Explain to the class that there is a difference between snacks, healthy and unhealthy. Fruits/vegetables are great examples of healthy snacks. Try to encourage the students to substitute a “sweeter” snack for a “healthier” snack for lunch.
Week 2-“Keep-track-of-what-you-eat” week. (Fruits/vegetables)
Day 3- Handout a card to each student. On this card, have students record the fruits/vegetables they consume throughout the entire week and color the boxes for each day with the appropriate color. (Ex: Carrots/oranges are colored orange, tomatoes/strawberries are colored red, etc.)
*Students will also receive a handout showing which fruits/vegetables belong to which color group.
Day 4- At the end of the week (Thursday), have students take a look at their own card and analyze it, determining whether or not they have been eating healthy or not. *Make sure the kids try to record...