Colorful Foods

Colorful Foods lesson plan

  • 1.

    Visit gardens, farmer's markets, and groceries so children can see first-hand the wide variety of fresh food colors. Search for unusual food colors such as purple and blue. Write an experience story and thank you notes after each visit.

  • 2.

    As children search for food pictures, cut them out (age 4 and older), and then sort by color, they learn about nutrition and art, and use analytic thinking and small motor skills. Literacy skills blossom as children write color words and use new vocabular

  • 3.

    Whenever an art project is done with children ages 3 and younger, close adult supervision is required to ensure safety. Younger children can tear pictures, or an adult cuts for them.

  • 4.

    With your friends, chose your favorite food colors. Label a sheet of poster board for each color, such as Red Foods, with Crayola® Washable Markers.

  • 5.

    Search through magazines for food pictures. Tear them out (age 3 and younger) or cut them with Crayola® Scissors.

  • 6.

    Sort your pictures into the poster colors. Glue them on with Crayola® Glue Sticks.


  • Reading Pictures
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Healthy Habits
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts