Food Sources

Food Sources lesson plan

  • 1.

    Find out about any food allergies and dietary restrictions. When this project is done with children ages 3 and younger, ask children to tear food pictures from recycled magazines. Four-year-olds may be able to draw a bit more realistically and use scissor

  • 2.

    Build children's understanding about food sources with hands-on experiences. Tour farms. Grow edible plants such as lettuce. Read about gardens and farming. Search the Internet. Talk with gardeners. Tour food-processing plants.

  • 3.

    Prepare a variety of healthy foods. Find out what happens before food reaches the store (how bees make honey, how wheat is ground into flour).

  • 4.

    Think of several yummy, healthy foods. With want plants are they made? What animals?

  • 5.

    With Crayola® Washable Markers, draw pictures of servings of your favorite foods on white paper.

  • 6.

    Cut out the food pictures with Crayola® Scissors if you are 4 or older. An adult cuts if you are younger, or you may tear pictures from magazines. Glue the foods to a paper plate with Crayola® School Glue. Next to each food, write whether it is a plant,

  • 7.

    Write recipes for your foods on index cards. Share recipes with friends.


  • Asking Questions
  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Talking
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Healthy Habits
  • Physical: Senses
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Thinking: Creating