currency (paper bills) for each student to have $10 (a ten-dollar bill)
currency for the students to make change for the students’ purchases. (They
will need $1 bills and coins)
1 price tags with pictures (several copies)
2 price tags with pictures (several copies)
receipt worksheets for each student
out currency and price lists.
out currency and price tags.
Directions (Round 1):
should be matched in pairs. The student purchasing food will have a
ten-dollar bill and the student making change will have several ones and
student will be the cashier and one student will purchase snacks.
student purchasing the snacks will need to choose 5 snacks, one for each
day of the week. They can choose a snack more than once.
student will choose whatever s/he desires and the cashier will write a
receipt, total the purchase and make change.
the students will switch roles and repeat steps 3 & 4.
students should choose snacks based on desire in the first round. The prices
are set so that students can purchase five snacks for $10, without having to
choose foods with nutritional value.
Debrief (Round 1):
should lay their food choices in front of them. Ask if any of their
choices would be found on the food guide pyramid. Which foods? If they
chose foods that are not included on the food pyramid, ask why they chose
them. Will they be able to get a lot of nutrients from those foods?
the students raise their hand if they had more than $2 left after purchasing five snacks. Ask them what
foods they chose. This should show the class that students who made at
least a couple healthy choices had money left over.
the students raise their hand if they had no money left or less than $2.
Ask the students what foods they chose. This should show several unhealthy
who had $2 or more left over should be given a reward. (optional)
are one way of putting energy and nutrients into our bodies. If snacks
don’t have a lot of nutrients, how will we get the nutrients we need? If
you have eaten very well throughout the day, you may be able to choose a
snack with fewer nutrients.
Directions (Round 2):
are going play Round 2 exactly the same way they played Round 1. However,
they have a different price list.
can’t spend more than $10. In round 2, the snack prices for foods without
a lot of nutrients have increased. They will have to buy at least a few
is no prize this round.
Debrief (Round 2):
order to spend less than $10, everyone had to buy at least two healthy
foods. Hold up what you bought that you think is healthy.
think you made better choices the first or the second round?
think you will feel better after eating your choices from the first or the
Have students write a poem about snacks.Somewhere in the poem you must include:
that is healthy (make sure your readers know it’s healthy)
•A snack to
avoid (make sure readers know it’s unhealthy)
healthy snacks are important.
The poem can take any form. There is a sample poem below.
Sometimes I eat fruit
No one should have a
sundae for a snack
Apples are a great
Crackers are my
favorite, especially when they’re graham crackers!
Keep a list of healthy
foods to try
Share your healthy
snacks, their nutrients make us strong!