This activity will help students determine which foods
belong in which food groups.
You will need 10 paper grocery bags (lunch-sized or large),
markers and index cards.Use index cards
to make the game cards.Write the name
of several foods (at least 5) from each food group on the cards. Write only one
food per card.Make two sets of the
cards, one set for each group.Take five
of the paper bags and write the name of one of the five food groups on each
bag.Repeat this with the other five
bags.You will have bags per team.Line the bags up at the end of the room or
hallway with the food group label facing the teams. Leave a little space
between each bag.
the students into two teams.
the teams up on the opposite side of the classroom/hallway.The members of each team should be in a
single-file line and facing the bags.
a team leader for each team. This person will hand out the cards to the
team members; he/she will not be “playing” the game.
you say “Go”, the team leader will hand the top card in their stack of
food cards to the person in their team’s line.That student must then run to the
correct corresponding bag at the other end of the room.
putting their card in the correct bag, the student will return to the end
of the line.The team leader will
then give a card to the next person in line.
game goes on until both teams have put their cards in the bag.
both teams have finished, go through the bags to make sure the cards are
in the right bag, showing the students as you go through each card. If the
team that finished first did not make any mistakes, they win.If they have a food in the incorrect
food group, the second team wins if they got all of their cards right.