Friday, February 16, 2007

Simple Preschool Lesson Plans - Fruit or Vegetable

So many preschoolers know the words -fruit and vegetable but how many can tell you the differences. This is a great topic and open for lots of discussion!

For openers ask them:

How Do You Know a Vegetable from a Fruit?

One way is fruits grow on trees or vines and vegetables grow in the ground.

Bring in some real foods and and see if they can tell you if it grows in the ground or on a tree and if it is a fruit or a vegetable.

Have such examples as corn, tomatoes, green beans, pears, peaches and grapes. Then have them all for a great healthy snack.

(Have some unusual ones much as kiwi,eggplant, orange bell peppers or any others you can find at your local store.

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Anonymous said...

please check your info on telling the difference between vegetables and fruits based on where they grow. I think you are providing the wrong info. Consider strawberries and beans both of these grow on vines. One has seeds inside the other out. Which is considered the fruit and which the vegetable?

Anonymous said...

Oh please, this is preschool. We just want to teach the basic difference between a fruit and a veggie. Eventually you can teach your point.

Anonymous said...

Technically, Biologists classify anything with a seed as a fruit. This they don't teach you until you reach college and are able to grasp and deal with the ambiguities of life.

A rose by any other name smells as sweet, no?

The difference between a fruit and a vegetable for kids -- they always ask for more fruit! :)

The object of preschool is to introduce them to information so they have a foundation for deeper understanding later on as their cognitive abilities grow. If they can handle the intricacies of the differences between fruits and veggies, then go for it! But pretty much you're doing good if they can tell plants apart from meats and cheese... or if they even know where a specific fruit or vegetable is grown on a vine, tree, bush or plant, etc.

Lighten up and enjoy

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with the June 18th comment. We as preschool teachers are helping children build an academic and social foundation. Something that they can build on in the years to come. So if they learn that somne foods are fruit and others are vegetables along with the names of them. That is great. There is a time and place for everything even learning the extent of a topic. So I agree. Just lighten up and enjoy,

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hello I think the preschool children that grows in a farm will be easier for them to see the difference for other in the restaurant or markets they find out about it with the help of someone older.