SMMART SCIENCE: FOOD GROUP SORTING GAME
This activity will help your child learn about the foods their bodies need to consume from the basic food groups (http://mypyramid.gov/pyramid/index.html).
Write the name of each food group onto paper plates. Talk about what foods belong to each food group and let your child draw foods onto each plate that corresponds with the correct nutritional food group.
Gather several food items from around your home and place them on a table next to the food group plates. You can even gather the exact number of food items to show how many servings we need to eat every day from each food group. Help your child sort the foods by groups and place them onto the corresponding plates.
If more than one child is participating, make two sets of food group plates. Your children can compete to see who can correctly sort the foods the fastest, while pulling from the same food supply.
Alternately, you can use a stopwatch to time each individual child as they sort the food and compare their times to see who is the winner.