Students learn about less common vegetables in this fast-paced game
|Description:||This rapid action hand-off game lets kids create and repeat fun dialogues about vegetables.|
|Objective:||Students will identify a variety of less common vegetables they can eat for dinner.|
|Materials:||About five tennis balls, beanbags, or Koosh Balls; or pictures of vegetables or the vegetables themselves (see below for which vegetables)|
Be sensitive to the limitations of lifestyle, income, transportation, etc. Try to include uncommon vegetables, but not so uncommon they couldn’t find them in a local grocery store.
If you brought them in, have the students try the vegetables after the game.
Vegetables provide carbohydrates, vitamins A and C, and folate. (Folate helps the body form red blood cells which prevent anemia.) Most also provide high amounts of fiber, and some, especially dark, leafy greens, provide essential minerals such as potassium and iron. They keep the eyes, skin and blood healthy, help reduce blood pressure, protect against infections, heal cuts and wounds, keep teeth and gums healthy, prevent constipation, and help children maintain a proper body weight because when they eat vegetables they feel full on fewer calories.
In general, 7th graders should eat 2-2½ servings of vegetables a day. One serving of vegetables is about:
Less Common Vegetables:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.
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