Grocery Store Science
Gather a number of plastic fruits, vegetables, meats, breads, cereal boxes, etc. from a child’s play kitchen set. Use masking tape to lay out the food pyramid with index cards out beside it to label each section. Have the children sort the food into each food group individually or as part of circle time. Tie this in with a visit to the grocery store where you do the sorting as a group as you view different foods as you tour the store.