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All About Oranges


  1. Oranges
  2. Plastic knives
  3. Juicer
  4. Two wooden crates


1. Give each child a plastic knife and a peeled orange. Encourage them to cut the orange in half and explore what's inside. After exploring, encourage them to eat their oranges. Show them how to make an "orange grin" by putting a slice of orange in front of their teeth.
2. Help the children squeeze fresh orange juice using a juicer. Pour the juice into small plastic cups for them to taste.
3. Have an "orange gathering" relay. Divide the children into two groups and have them stand in two lines behind a masking tape start line. At the other end, place two wooden crates and scatter oranges in and around each crate. When you say "go," the first person on each team races down to the other end and picks up all the oranges. Then they race back to the next person in line and dump the oranges for the next team member to gather. This continues until all the children have had a turn.

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia Of Learning Center Activities For Children 3 to 6
Center: Group Games
Topic: Food
Content: Science
Area: Gross Motor
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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