Themed units are an excellent way to teach a wide variety of content in a fun and engaging way for young children. Exploring a fruit theme with your toddler, preschoolers, or kindergarten learners this year is a great way to explore lots of different early learning topics! And this Fruit Matching Game Printable is a fun activity to add to any health or nutrition theme.
Fruit Matching Game Printable
You can explore our sense of taste with a fruit taste test and build early literacy skills with fun fruit themed stories. For even more fruit learning fun, I’ve created a really cute fruit matching game that’s tons of fun for young learners to explore at home or in the classroom.
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This fruit matching game printable is perfect for building important critical thinking skills, improving problem-solving skills, strengthening spatial awareness, and enhancing visual perception with your kids. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to play!
Keep reading to discover more fruit-themed fun and get your own fruit matching game printable today.
Health Activities for Kids
Fruit Themed Books for Kids
Reading aloud to kids is one of the most important things parents and teachers can do. Reading builds vocabulary, encourages children to practice reading fluency, and helps kids fall in love with the magic of books.
A fruit-themed unit study wouldn’t be complete without some creative, fruity stories to read aloud to your kids.
Look for these beloved read alouds at your local library or favorite bookstore:
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
- The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood
- Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss
When your fruity tales are done, encourage children to create their own fruit-themed story. Provide plenty of paper, pencils, and crayons or markers. Very young children can tell their stories through art.
Encourage older children to practice their writing skills by writing their stories as well as illustrating them.
Healthy Snacks for Kids
Make Fruit Salad with Kids
Fruit salad is easy to make, it’s healthy and delicious! It’s the perfect recipe to make with kids. Even very young children can help make a fruit salad. Getting kids into the kitchen at an early age is a great way to encourage curiosity about food and cooking. Plus, helping prepare meals is the perfect way to encourage picky eaters to try something new.
To make your own fruit salad, have children help you clean, peel, and chop the fruit if they are old enough to do those things safely. If not, have an adult slice and peel beforehand. Then, add 4 oz vanilla yogurt and toss with a spatula. Have your children take turns mixing and stirring the fruit salad.
Finally, enjoy your healthy creation together. Adding granola or a drizzle of honey is delicious and nutritious too.
Healthy Eating Activities for Kids
Don’t forget to download this free fruit matching game today
These smiling fruity faced memory cards are waiting to play! Just download, print, and have fun exploring new fruits with your kids today with this free printable game, fun picture books, and a tasty snack.
Nutrition Activities for Kids
Simplify your healthy eating lesson planning with these printable fruit cards and nutrition activities for preschoolers!
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What will you include in your fruit theme? I’d love to read about the activities and lessons you’re exploring fruits with at home or in the classroom this year!
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Printable Worksheets for Nutrition
These healthy eating activities and worksheets help kids to learn about nutrition, food groups, and how to make healthy food choices.