Snack Scramble Snack #5


Description: Students hop in and out of a giant circle according to the snacks they hear.
Objective: Students will recognize a variety of healthy foods they can eat for snack.
Materials (optional): Small bell, whistle, or snack-related noisemaker (e.g. bang a spoon on a yogurt container)


  1. Gather the students into a circle.
  2. Remind them it is important to eat different kinds of healthy foods for snack, a variety of foods, because each one gives our bodies something different and important (like milk, which strengthens bones, and fruit, which helps us fight off colds).
  3. Explain that they are going to play "Scramble" again, but this time with snack foods.
  4. Tell the students you will call out healthy snack foods (see below). For example, you can say: "If you like to eat string cheese for snack, change spots when the ‘snack bell’ rings." Everyone who likes string cheese should hop to a new empty spot in the circle. (You can either mimic the sound of a bell or use an actual bell, whistle, or noisemaker.)
  5. If only one student likes the food, she or he should hop to the center of the circle and back to her or his original spot.
  6. Continue playing while naming various healthy snack foods from each food grouping. You can also vary the movements (skip, jump, slide, etc.) the students use to move around the circle.
  7. If time permits, ask each student to name one new, healthy snack food she or he will try.

Activity Variation

Once the students get the hang of the game, invite a student to be the new leader in the center. Ensure that they call out healthy options. If your group can handle it, tell them to play as if they are playing "Musical Chairs" so the person in the center is trying to steal some one else’s spot.

Background Information

Healthy Snack Foods and Drinks:

pretzels blueberry yogurt
rice cakes cucumber slices
trail mix popcorn (without butter)
applesauce granola bars
raspberries peanut butter crackers
celery bananas and honey
low-fat milk carrots with hummus
water corn chips with salsa

Related National Standards

NHES: 5.5.5, 7.5.1
NSPE: 1, 5
NS: NS.5-8.6

Further information about the National Standards can be found here