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Health and Nutrition
Preschool Activities and Crafts

Themes > Health and Nutrition [Español]
Related > Environmental Education | Farm theme [Foods from the Farm]

 

Health and nutrition free activities and crafts for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten.  Visit a theme in the nutrition section to find  activities and lesson plans that include easy instructions and a list of materials needed.  You will find printable crafts, printable activities, and related resources.  

This is a labor of love in progress.  I would love to hear your kind comments and ideas to make this a better site.
More activities will be added regularly!

Nutrition and Health

Alphabet
*Alphabet lesson plans may include posters, coloring pages, handwriting worksheets, word searches, and more.
Nutrition alphabet printable activities
Community Helpers and Careers:
Baker | Farmer | Fisherman | Nurse
Health and Hygiene >
*H is for Heart > Healthy Heart
*N is for Nose > My Body, The Senses
*S is for Soap > Bath, hand washing > Hygiene

*Sports > exercise and fitness
Bible
Grapes: "I am the Vines; You Are the Branches." John 15:5
Watermelon: "Oh taste and see the the Lord is good.." Psalm 34:8
Colors

Make sure to address the topic of colors with each food activity

Coloring Pages and worksheets (Activity)
Dental Health Coloring Pages
Exercise theme coloring pages (early childhood)
Fruits coloring pages > includes alphabet printable activities
Healthy Heart worksheets > songs and games at the American Heart Association (external link)
Nutrition coloring pages
Sports coloring pages (to encourage physical fitness and exercise)
The Story of Sunflowers Coloring Book Sunflowers and products derived from sunflower seeds:   (external link)
Vegetables coloring pages
J.Slice Saves the Planet Watermelon Coloring Storybook  (external link)
Community Helpers
(includes crafts)

The Baker | The Farmer | The Fisherman | The Nurse

Crafts - Nutrition Theme


Color coded for My Plate
Guidelines for preschoolers | ages 6-11
For teachers: 
Kindergarten tool kit
Print:  Mini-poster | Coloring My Plate  1 & 2

Provided by: USDA-Food and Nutrition Service 

GRAINS > 30%

Baker theme crafts

Corn > Cornmeal: Kwanzaa Candle Craft

Flour | Baking:
Gingerbread Men theme

VEGETABLES > 30%

Broccoli Paper Craft

Pumpkin crafts

Vegetable Basket: broccoli, carrots & lettuce

FRUITS > 20%

Apple crafts

Banana theme

Cherries crafty ideas

Fruit basket craft (apple, banana and pear)

Groovy Grapes craft

Pineapple craft

Watermelon them:
* Bible Theme: Watermelon craft
* Watermelon mascot: J.Slice Stand-up puppet a
nd Mobile

PROTEIN > 20%
meat, poultry, seafood, beans & peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds.

Beef > Cow | Lamb | Pork > Pig
Game meats: Rabbit | Venison > Deer 
Poultry > Chicken | Eggs theme | Duck | Goose | Turkey
Seafood > Fish (finfish) | Crab | Octopus

Beans, Nuts, and Seeds:
Nut craft
Sunflower crafts

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Cow theme | Goat theme

Dairy basket with recipe cards

Dairy Duo craft: milk and cheese

Ice cream crafts

Other Themes and Crafts

Sweets and spices:
Candy corn craft
Gingerbread cookies crafts

Crafts > Fitness and Health

Physical Activity
(steps up the Food Pyramid)

Sports crafts to encourage physical fitness

Health and Hygiene theme

Heart theme crafts > Healthy Heart
Nurse craft
Soap craft > Bath and hand washing
Math | Numbers

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Days of the Week worksheets > count, identify food, and learn days of the week

Plants > Gardening | Farming * How do plants grow craft
* Jack and the Beanstalk (beans)
* Food group | Grains > The Little Red Hen > planting, harvesting, milling and baking
Holidays, Events and Seasons
* March > National Nutrition Month [info.]
* May > National Egg Month
* June > Fruit and Vegetables Month
* August 1st > Sports Day [physical activity]
* Oct. 16 > World Food Day [info.]
Seasons > Lesson plan and craft activities have suggestions for a season.

Health and Nutrition Links & Resources
These are superb links to information, activities and printable activities about health, nutrition, and the five senses.

 

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