- Environmental Standards
- Getting Other Staff on Board
- Articles, Emails, and Handouts
- Unit 1: Fruits and Vegetables
- Unit 2: Get Moving
- Unit 3: Be Sugar Smart
- Unit 4: Go for Good Fat
- Unit 5: Go for Whole Grains
- Unit 6: Super Snacks
- Unit 7: Fruits and Veggies Mix it Up
- Unit 8: Tune Out TV
- Unit 9: Play Hard
- Unit 10: Hydration
- Unit 11: Finale
- Recipe Packet
- Complete Curriculum
Parts of the Plant
Children identify the plant parts for common fruits and vegetables.
Preparation and Materials:
- Print the Parts of a Plant worksheet
- A variety of vegetables for taste testing each part of the plant
- Discover the Parts of a Plant
- Explain that we eat different parts of the plant. For example,
- Ask the children to name some vegetables and identify the plant part.
Root -> carrot, onion, potato, turnip, yam, beets
Stem -> asparagus, rhubarb, celery, fennel
Leaf -> spinach, chard, cabbage, lettuce, collards
Flower -> broccoli, cauliflower, artichoke
Fruit (of the vegetable plant) -> squash, tomato, cucumber
- Taste vegetables that represent each part of the plant
For older children:
- Write names of vegetables on small pieces of paper and tape a different one on the back or forehead of each child.
- Instruct children to ask "Yes - No" questions to help them guess what they are.
- Each child may only ask another child 1 identifying question (examples: "Am I a root?" "Am I brown?" "Do I need to be baked?")
- The first child to guess what vegetable he/she is, wins.