Animal or Plant?

Animal or Plant? lesson plan

  • 1.

    Children’s knowledge about, and real-life experiences with, food sources are essential to make sense of this symbolic activity. Visit farms and food processing facilities. Make butter. Read books. Find out where foods come from. Taste real foods. Be aware

  • 2.

    When children make their games, they learn as much from the construction process as from playing.

  • 3.

    Help children spell words for box labels.

  • 4.

    Search through magazines for pictures of food. Cut the foods out with Crayola® Scissors. Glue the pictures to index cards with Crayola® Glue Sticks.

  • 5.

    Cover two recycled cardboard boxes with construction paper. Cut the paper to fit, and attach it with glue sticks.

  • 6.

    On one box, write with Crayola® Construction Paper™ Crayons: Foods From Animals. On the other, write Foods From Plants. Cover the boxes with drawings.

  • 7.

    With a friend, sort the food pictures into the boxes. Do research to find out about a food source. Ask an adult to check your selections.


  • Asking Questions
  • Reading Pictures
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Healthy Habits
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Pretend Play
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Problem Solving
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts