You can do any of these tasks, in any order (but we've suggested a timetable).
Take as long as your little ones want for each task, let them use their imaginations!
Please share your creations with us on social media.
Healthy Eating Day
My name is Rachel and I have my own musical company called Music Minors. Today we are joined by my daughters Matilda and Tallulah. We are going to be learning all about healthy foods. We have some fun activities for you to join in with at home and a song for you to learn too.
Sing a Song About Fruit and Vegetables
Join in with Rachel’s song ‘Fruit & Vegetables.’
Fruit and vegetables are very good for you,
They give you goodness in your body too.
They’re full of vitamins which help you to be strong,
Eat them with a mix of things so you’re full all day long.
Apples and bananas, grapes and oranges,
Broccoli, potatoes, carrots, swede and leeks,
These are just some fruit and veg that could be eaten up,
Remember a 5 a day is what you should keep up!
Rachel has written this song to teach children about healthy food. It’s a familiar tune that children will know. You can use pictures to help children remember the fruits and vegetables. This supports children’s knowledge and understanding of the foods we need to eat to keep healthy.
Kevin the Carrot Puppet Show
Can you recreate your own version of our show talking about healthy foods?
Use the templates to help you create a fun way to teach your child about healthy foods. Set up your own puppet show and make your own fruit and vegetable puppets.
This activity supports children’s communication and language. It also supports their imaginative play and knowledge and understanding of healthy foods.
Healthy Eating Plate
Play this fun food game with your family.
You can print out the plate and different foods templates or make some of your own.
Ask your child to decide what should be on the plate, use the video to help guide them through the activity. Explain that we can have some of the unhealthy foods but we need to have a good balance in our diet. We need to have more of the healthy choices as they give us the vitamins and nutrients our body needs. This activity supports children’s learning through play. It develops their knowledge and understanding of food groups.
Making a Fruit Kebab
Enjoy making these tasty fruit kebabs at home.
Talk with your child about the fruits they enjoy. Add a few new ones that they would like to try. Cut the fruit into small cubes so that they can put them onto kebab skewers or even onto a cocktail stick. This is a really fun way of introducing some new fruits and letting your child decide the fruits they like, which promotes independence. This activity develops children’s understanding of foods they like and don’t like. It develops their understanding of tastes linked to healthy foods and gives them the opportunity to try new tastes too.