Fruit Salad Fitness

July 31, 2015

Healthy eating and active play go hand in hand for summer fun! Your preschoolers will enjoy helping to make a “fruit salad” with the movement activity below!

Activity adapted from HKC’s Berry, Berry Good preschool bookletBerry, Berry, Good image
Supplies:

  • fruit colored beanbags or small balls,
  • a large basket or clean trash can,
  • fruit food cards or magazine pictures
  1. Show pictures and name fruits that grow during the summer (strawberries, blueberries, grapes, peaches, oranges, cherries and such). Point out the different fruit colors.
  2. Organize kids into groups of 5 and pass out one beanbag or ball to each child.
  3.  Explain that they are going to help you make a fruit salad by tossing their fruit (ball) into the bowl (basket).
  4. One group at a time, allow kids to toss their balls into the basket and tell what “fruits” they used for their “salad”. Repeat as time allows.
  5. Encourage kids to eat a variety of colorful fruit for good health.

HEAR – SEE – DO For Summer Learning

Help kids hear the message that fruits are colorful and good to eat.

Let them see examples of fruits.

Let them do by providing fun movement activities.

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