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Eating Healthy

Creating healthy meals

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  • Gather 2 large paper plates, magazines, scissors and glue
  • Share with child that some foods are healthy for you to eat as they make a body grow up strong. (vegetables, meat, fish, fruit, etc.) Some foods do not give needed nutrients to help you grow and keep you healthy. (chips, soda, candy, etc.)
  • Find foods in magazines that would be healthy choices to eat; cut or tear out and glue on a paper plate
  • Find foods in magazines that would not be healthy to eat all the time; cut or tear out and glue on a paper plate
  • Place plates where child can see easily to remind them of making proper food choices


Share why some foods are so good for you and some tasty foods are not good for a growing body


Give child another paper plate and let them fill the plate with foods for a healthy dinner they would like to eat.  Share portion control and number of items to eat at one meal.


  •  two large paper plates
  • old magazines
  • scissors
  • glue

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Heart
  • Color - Review
  • Number - Six, 6
  • Alphabet Letters - H, P
  • Senses - Hearing
  • Character Trait - Honesty
  • Target Words - Good-by, Many, Match, Why

Monthly Proverb

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

Did You Know?

"Children with below average language skills can make rapid improvements if their parents take simple steps to change the way they interact with them." University of Sydney

Books to Read

"Museum ABC"
Activity 11

"My Very First Book of Shapes"
by Eric Carle (Activity 2)

"Big Red Barn"
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"Old MacDonald Had a Farm"
by Countdown Kids Album 100 All Time Children’s Favorites (Activity 10)

"Salve Regina - Antiphona (tonus monasticus) in Honorem Beatae Mariae Virginias"
Album Salve Regina Gregorian Chant by Benedictine Monks of the Abby of Saint-Maurice & Saint-Maur, Clervaux (Activity 21)

"You’ll Be In My Heart"
by Phil Collins Album Tarzan (Movie Soundtrack) (Activity 18)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Up Down Turn Around

(Activity 14 Month 8)

Up, down

Turn around.

Touch the sky,

And touch the ground.

Jiggle tummy,

Blink your eyes, 

Blow a kiss, 

And say “good-bye “

I Need To Be Honest

(Activity 13 Month 8)

I need to be honest

  My mom and dad say

And telling the truth

  Is just one way!


Why be honest

I ask mom and dad.

You will feel your best

When the truth is always said.