This is a teacher directed activity that helps children make sound nutritious choices for breakfast.
You may be surprised to find out what the children are actually eating for breakfast at home.
Read: “Sadie’s Sukkah Breakfast" by Jamie S. Korngold, and Julie Fortenberry
Rhyme: Let’s Make Breakfast
- poster board or felt board
- several pictures of food (breakfast foods and sugary treat foods)
- large picture (poster) of the My Plate
- tic tac
- Velcro or double back tape (or felt)
- paper gift bag
Instructions: Tell the children they are going to help you decide what to have for a healthy breakfast. Guide the children in making the appropriate choices. Select a food item and ask if it’s part of a healthy breakfast, or a treat for special occasion. If it is healthy food put it on the diagram according to the food category: fruit, grain, vegetable, dairy, protein. If it is a treat put in a paper gift bag.
NOTE: Some children have dietary restrictions, so provide alternative choices such as soy milk, etc.
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