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This unit contains fruit and vegetable activities that

can be used in any primary classroom.


This download includes:
- 25 pages of ready to go worksheets
- Teacher input ideas, including songs and art
ideas
- Word cards and picture cards for a word wall
or activity
- Blank vegetable and fruit themed paper for
writing assignments
- Pictures and discussion questions for writing
prompts or oral language development

Enjoy!

Teacher Suggestions:
1. Make an interest center. Have models, pictures, word cards, real fruit and
vegetables arranged in a basket or a bowl, and seeds for matching. Include
poems, stories, recipes, riddles, and books.
2. Make a writing center with fruit and vegetable shaped booklets, paper word
lists, dictionaries, assorted sizes of pencils and markers, and stickers.
3. Display Word Charts/Bulletin Boards. Word cards are included in this bundle.
Ideas for bulletin boards can include:
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Fruits taste
Skins of Fruit and Veggies are (sticky, hard, thin)
We do not grow in Canada
Dont eat our skins!
How do you like your fruit? (in pies, with cereals, in jams)
How do we grow?
Expressions (go bananas! In a pickle)
Dont eat our seeds!
Graphs of favourite fruit and vegetables

4. Have a Taste Day where children can sample unusual or least common fruits
and veggies.
5. Play Fruits and Veggie Quiz. Have fruit and veggies in a bag. Students
guess the fruit or veggie by feel or play 20 questions to guess the fruit or veggie.
6. Plan Trips to the farm, market, grocery store, or go to a cooking class.
7. Make Veggie Robots. Make robots out of veggie that students can eat.
8. Have a cooking centre with recipes, fruits and vegetable toys, and
measuring cups.
9. Classification Activities. Make several copies of the fruit and veggie picture
cards and word cards for matching (included in this bundle). Students can
classify them by:
1. Fruits/veggies I have never tasted
2. Skin
3. East my skin/do not eat my skin

4. I like/I do not like


5. Colour
10. Sing songs about fruits and vegetables. For example,
Peas (Row Row Row Your Boat)
Pick, pick, pick the peas.
Spreading down each row.
They are fun to split and pod
Eat some as you go!
11. Cook with fruits and vegetables. Some quick recipes include:
Open Face Sandwiches
You need
Bread
Pea butter
Banana slices
Raisins
Seeds
Celery
Cut out the bread.
Spread with pea butter.
Garnish to taste. Serve onto a
paper place.
Fruit Kabobs
You need
Variety of fruits
Cheese
Place pieces of fruit and
cheese on a tooth pick.
Arrange the fruit kabobs on a
place. Serve.

Tutti-Frutti Punch
You need
A variety of fruits
Apple slices
Orange slices
Banana bits
Raisins
3 litres apple cider
2 trays ice cubes
Put ice cubes and fruit in a
large bowl. Add apple cider.
Stir and serve.

Stuffed Celery
You need
Celery
Cheese spread
Pea butter
Wash the celery. Cut each
stalk into 3 pieces. Stuff the
celery with cheese spread or
peanut butter. Arrange on a
plate. Serve.

Guacamole Dip
You need
1 ripe avocado
1 ripe tomato
2-3 tsp mayonnaise
1 tsp ml lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Monkey Treats
You need
Bananas
Yogurt
Granola
Coconut
Nuts/Seeds

Cut avocado and remove


pit. Spoon out the pulp into a
mixing bowl.
Add tomato, mayonnaise,
lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Mash well. Serve with tortilla
chips or raw vegetables.

Cut bananas in half or thirds.


Freeze the banana. When it is
frozen roll it in yogurt,
granola, coconut, or
nuts/seeds. Enjoy!

12. Make a Food Cube. On one side of a cereal box paste pictures of
vegetables. On the other side of the box paste pictures of fruit.
13. Make Print Art. Make an interesting shape on a piece of paper of a fruit or
vegetable. Use the stamp pad to cover your shape.
14. Make a Fruit or Veggie Person. Use crayons or pastels to draw a person
made of vegetables and fruit. Print the name of the fruit or vegetables you
used.
15. You Are What You Eat! Paint a paper plate. Draw or paste pictures of fruit
and vegetables to make the eyes, nose, mouth and hair.
16. Underground Veggie Town. Draw or paint a picture of what vegetables look
like as they are growing underground.

List of Vegetables and Fruits


Veggies
1. Parsley
2. Kohlrabi
3. Broccoli
4. Beans
5. Mushrooms
6. Cauliflower
7. Lima beans
8. Salasify
9. Anise
10. Pepper
11. Radish
12. Onion
13. Spinach
14. Eggplant
15. Beet
16. Parsnip
17. Pumpkin
18. Okra
19. Chives
20. Asparagus
21. Yams
22. Tomato
23. Brussel sprout
24. Cabbage
25. Garlic
26. Leek
27. Cucumber
28. Artichoke
29. Peas
30. Turnip
31. Celery
32. Carrot
33. Corn
34. Squash
35. Potato
36. Swiss Chard
37. Zucchini
Fruit
1. Prune
2. Papaya
3. Raisin

4. Nectarine
5. Cranberry
6. Cantaloupe
7. Persimmon
8. Grape
9. Plantain
10. Lychee
11. Kumquat
12. Prickly pear
13. Strawberry
14. Guava
15. Ugli
16. Blackberry
17. Honeydew melon
18. Thimbleberry
19. Fig
20. Currant
21. Quince
22. Watermelon
23. Peach
24. Banana
25. Pomegranate
26. Raspberry
27. Cherry
28. Grapefruit
29. Plum
30. Orange
31. Apple
32. Loquat
33. Coconut
34. Pineapple
35. Gooseberry
36. Avocado
37. Rhubarb
38. Apricot
39. Mango
40. Lemon
41. Lime
42. Tangerine
43. Tomato
44. Kiwi
45. Pear
- Cards for each
- Pictures for each

Worksheets

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

The Colour of Our Skins


Colour the fruit word the colour of their skin (red, yellow,
green, brown).

Banana
Strawberry
Apple
Lemon
Kiwi
Pomegranate
Line
Dates
Grapefruit
Rhubarb
Cherry
Pear
Coconut
Raspberry
Grapes
Cranberries
Watermelon
Avocado

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

The Colour of the Part We Eat


Colour the vegetable words the colour of the part we eat
(white, yellow, green, red).

Cauliflower
Lettuce
Squash
Beets
Potato
Asparagus
Parsnip
Onion
Broccoli
Spinach

Corn
Celery
Radish
Chives
Beans
Cabbage
Cucumber
Tomato
Brussel Sprouts

Garlic

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Alphabetical Order
Arrange the words in the left in alphabetical order. Write them in the left column.

1. Cabbage
2. Grapes
3. Watermelon
4. Egg plant
5. Lime
6. Figs
7. Apples
8. Nectarine
9. Kiwi
10. Onion
11. Tomato
12. Pear
13. Juicy fruit
14. Quince
15. String beans
16. Very sour lemon
17. Honeydew melon
18. Dates
19. Ugli
20. Banana
21. Rhubarb
22. Yams
23. Iceberg lettuce
24. Mashed potatoes
25. Pear
26. X-tra hot pepper
27. Zucchini

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Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Name the Fruits


Brainstorm! Name fruits or vegetables who have skins
that
are shiny ____________ , ____________, ____________
are smooth ____________ , ____________, ____________
are fuzzy and hairy ___________, ___________, ___________
are thin ____________, ____________, ____________
are thick ____________, ____________, ____________
are easy to peel ____________, ____________, ____________
are hard to peel ____________, ____________, ____________
soft and squishy ____________, ____________, ____________

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Phonics: C and G Sounds


Fill in the chart with fruits and vegetables that have the
following sounds in their name.
Hard c

Soft c

Hard g

Soft g

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Word Work: Syllables


Print five words under each heading. Use the word charts to
check the spelling of the fruits and vegetables you used.

1 Syllable

2 Syllables

3 Syllables

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Fruits and Vegetables

A D M D C P D OO K P V P G M
B MU L A L B S A NW L Q E A
R B U Z N U E DQ T I M Y J P
H A P V T M I ON U L O R L P
U S S V AO Z A H L E K N Z L
GF T D LML SC I T P BN E
F C R T O P O S AM T M B Y S
P E A R U CG R H E U G T M I
M D WM P B J E Q D C WMW M
UH B L E XA E SWE X I T J
P X E L L V L NND K K N F M
Z O R P C T OM A T O R Z I W
Z P R O U K I C N N L N GG X
F V Y T N S Q Y N H A GO S O
R B N E C T A R I N E AMC R
STRAWBERRY
CANTALOUPE
KIWI
BANANA
ONION

LETTUCE
PLUM
EGG PLANT
TOMATO
PEAR

LIME
FIGS
APPLES
NECTARINE

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Word Work: Blends


Print the names of fruits and vegetables that begin with each blend.
For example, you could write broccoli under the br.

cr

br
broccoli

pr

gr

ch

sp

sh

pl

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Fruit and Vegetable Rhymes


Make up rhymes! Print one rhyming word to go with each fruit or vegetable.
Draw a picture to go with each rhyming word. The first one has been done for
you!

Grape

Peach

Fig

Corn

Date

Beet

Shape

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Brainstorming: Containers
Vegetables and fruits are put in many kinds of containers.
Draw picture of containers for vegetable and fruits inside the
bucket.

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Brainstorming: Tree Fruits


Draw pictures of eight fruits that grow on trees on the tree
below.

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Make a Menu
Today is the day that you will eat a diet that has a lot of fruit
and vegetables. Make up your menu for the day using the
template below.

Breakfast
Snack
Lunch
Snack
Supper
Snack

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Creative Writing: A Fruit and Veggie House


Design a home made from a fruit or vegetable. Illustrate the home.
Tell who might live in it.

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Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Creative Writing: Magic Seeds


One day as you were walking through the park, you found a package which
read MAGIC SEEDS.
Describe these magic seeds. Tell what you did with them. Write a story about
an adventure you had with the magic seeds.

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Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Fruits and Their Seeds


Draw pictures and name fruits that have their seeds
.. grouped around a core

hidden throughout the fruit

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Vegetable Riddles
Read the following riddles. Use the bank below to see if you can guess the
correct vegetable.

I am a vegetable.
I am orange.
I am a __________________.
I am a vegetable.
I am red.
I am a _________________.
I am vegetable.
I am yellow.
I am _____________________.
I am a vegetable.
I am green and white.
I am a ___________________.
I am a vegetable.
I am brown.
I am a ___________________.

Carrots Beet Corn Cauliflower Potato

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Fruit and Vegetable Word Puzzles


Cut out the fruit word puzzles on the dotted lines. Make words by
gluing two pieces together on a separate piece of paper.

Broc nip
Brussel on
Mush ange
Tur coli
Ra dish
Or sprouts
Lem rooms
Ki apple
Pine wi

Pump kin
Grape tuce
Bana berry
Rasp nas
Ap fruit
Let ato
Cauli bage
Cab ple
Cel flower
Pot ery

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

How Do We Grow?
Think about the ways fruits grow. Draw picture or words of
fruits that grow in these ways.

On vines

On trees

On bushes and
plants

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

My Favourite Fruits and Vegetables


Draw pictures of two vegetables and two fruits you like
for a snack.

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Brainstorming: Stones as Seeds


The peach has a stone for a seed. Make a list of fruits with stones.
Illustrate the fruits and their stones.

Name: ________________________________________ Date: _______________________

Brainstorming: Fruit Bowl


Draw picture of ten fruits you would put in a fruit bowl.

Blank Paper for

Writing
Assignments

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Pictures & Discussion


Questions for Writing

Prompts and Oral Language


Development

Photo #1
1. What do you see in the picture?
2. What fruits do you see?
3. What vegetables do you see?
4. Are there other food groups in this picture?
5. What colours are the fruits and vegetables?
6. Is this an example of healthy food? Why?
7. What makes a food healthy?
8. What is your favourite fruit or vegetable that is shown in this
picture?

Photo #2
1. What is this picture showing?
2. What is a market?
3. What kinds of things can you buy at a market?
4. What is the difference between a market and a grocery store?
5. Does your neighbourhood have a market?
6. What kinds of things can you buy at this market?
7. Do you think you would like to go to this market?

Photo #3
1. What is this picture showing?
2. What fruits or vegetables do you see?
3. Are there other food groups in this picture?
4. What season do you think it is? Why?
5. What happens to fruit and vegetable plants in the
fall?
6. What does harvest mean?

Word Cards for


Word Walls and

Activities

Vegetables
Parsley
Broccoli
Beans
Mushrooms
Cauliflower
Lima beans

Anise
Pepper
Radish
Onion
Spinach
Eggplant
Beet

Parsnip
Pumpkin
Okra
Chives
Asparagus
Yams
Tomato

Brussel sprout
Cabbage
Garlic
Leek
Cucumber
Artichoke
Peas

Turnip
Celery
Carrot
Corn
Squash
Potato
Swiss chard

Zucchini
Fruits
Prune
Papaya
Raisin
Nectarine
Cranberry

Cantaloupe
Grape
Plantain
Kumquat
Prickly pear
Strawberry
Guava

Ugli
Blackberry
Honeydew
Fig
Currant
Quince
Watermelon

Peach
Banana
Pomegranate

Raspberry
Cherry
Grapefruit
Plum

Orange
Apple
Coconut
Pineapple
Gooseberry
Avocado
Rhubarb

Apricot
Mango
Lemon
Lime
Tangerine
Tomato
Kiwi

Pear
Seeds
Stem
Skin

Vegetables

Parsley

Broccoli

Beans

Mushrooms

Pepper

Radish

Onion

Spinach

Eggplant

Beet

Pumpkin

Asparagus

Yams

Tomato

Cabbage

Garlic

Cucumber

Artichoke

Peas

Celery

Carrot

Corn

Potato

Strawberry

Watermelon

Peach

Banana

Pomegranate

Raspberry

Cherry

Orange

Apple

Pineapple

Avocado

Lemon

Lime

Kiwi

Pear

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