Students hop in and out of a giant circle according to the healthy snacks they hear.
Students will recognize a variety of healthy foods they can eat for snack.
||Small bell, whistle, or snack-related noisemaker (e.g., spoon banging on a yogurt container)
- Gather the students into a circle.
- Remind them it is important to eat different kinds of healthy foods for snack, 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" again, but this time with snack foods.
- Tell them you are going to call out healthy snack foods (see below). For example, you can say: "If you like to eat string cheese for snack, hop to a new spot when the 'snack bell' rings."
- Everyone who likes string cheese should dance 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 snack foods. Vary the movements (jump, jog, skip, slide, etc.) the students use to move around inside the circle.
- If time permits, ask each student to name one new healthy snack food she or he will try.
Healthy ("Go") Snack Foods and Drinks:
||popcorn (without butter)
||peanut butter crackers
||bananas and honey
||carrots with hummus
||corn chips with salsa
Related National Standards
Further information about the National Standards can be found here