Students hop in and out of a giant circle according to the healthy foods they hear.
Students will recognize a variety of healthy foods they can eat for lunch.
||Small bell, whistle, or lunch-related noisemaker (e.g. soup spoon banging on a soup bowl)
- Gather the students into a circle.
- Remind them it is important to eat different kinds of healthy foods for lunch, a variety of foods, because each one does something very different and very special for our bodies.
- Explain that they are going to play "Scramble."
- Tell them you are going to call out healthy lunch foods (see below). For example, you can say, "If you like to eat turkey sandwiches for lunch, hop to a new spot when the 'lunch bell' rings."
- Everyone who likes turkey sandwiches should hop to a new empty space in the circle. (You can either mimic the sound of a bell or use an actual bell, whistle or noisemaker.)
- 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.
- Continue playing while naming various healthy lunch foods. Vary the movements (jump, jog, skip, slide, etc.) the students use to move around the circle.
- If time permits, ask each student to name one new healthy lunch food she or he will try.
Healthy ("Go") Lunch Foods and Drinks:
||whole wheat bread
||apple slices and peanut butter
Related National Standards
Further information about the National Standards can be found here