Mix and Mash

An adaptation of Twister®

Objective:

Children will review different foods covered in Food & Fun

Materials and Preaparation:

  • Make Twister® mats by cutting out paper circles and tapping them to the floor in four equal rows of six. Each row should be a different color, which correspond to different food groups: red (whole grains), yellow (healthy fat), blue (fruits), and green (vegetables).
  • Use spinner from the Twister® game or make your own by attaching a spinner to a square board. The spinner is divided into four labeled sections: right foot, left foot, right hand, and left hand. Each of those four sections is then divided into the four food/activity colors (red, yellow, blue, and green).
  • Note: If you are unfamiliar with the game of Twister® see: http://boardgames.about.com/od/gamehistories/p/twister.htm

How to Play

  • Divide the group into teams of 5 players. You should have one "mat" per group.
  • Each team member will take turns as the spinner. Depending on the color that is spun, the spinner must give an example of a food in that food group, and then call out the combination (for example: right hand, apples). The players must move their matching hand or foot to a dot of the correct color (for this example, blue).