Healthy Snacks

Teach students the importance of eating healthy snacks throughout the day. Snacks are good for children because they're still growing! Utilize the reinforcement activities below to help students choose healthy snacks from the five major food groups, learn how to grow and observe a sweet potato vine, engage in fun scramble games about snacking smart, and start enjoying fruit snacks through hands-on math.


1st Grade: Growing Vines (Science)

As students learn the importance of healthy eating and daily physical activity, this activity will teach them about one of the healthiest foods in our state — the sweet potato. It contains many important vitamins and minerals, and it makes an excellent and filling after-school snack. This science mini-lesson uses a sweet potato to grow a sweet potato vine. Students will anticipate and observe the outcome.

2nd Grade: Growing Up Fit Scramble (ELA)

During this activity, students learn to how to snack smart through engaging in fun scramble games. They will write using standard English structure and usage, use punctuation, capitalize grade-appropriate words and integrate other content areas through movement.

3rd Grade: Apple Math (Math)

To help students learn to enjoy fruit this iLEAP Friendly math activity features hands-on learning with apples. Emphasize that apples are an excellent source of Vitamin A and C and make a great snack. The activity may be extended over two or more days.


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