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The Fruity Tooty Riddle Game



Materials:

A tray with an apple, banana, lemon, orange, tomato, plum, kiwi, peach, grape, watermelon



Instructions:

1. First introduce the children to the fruits on the tray. Discuss why fruits are good for our bodies.
2. Now tell them that they are going to play the Fruity-Tooty Riddle Game.
3. Tell each child a riddle from the list that follows.
4. If a child tries to guess the answer and has trouble, other friends can help.
5. After a child has given the correct answer, he may select and eat the fruit that corresponds to
the riddle.
6. Follow up the riddle game with a tasting party.

Riddles
1. I am green on the outside, pinkish red on the inside and usually have black seeds. (Watermelon)
2. You can eat me as a fruit or squeeze me for juice. I have lots of vitamin C, and I am an orange color. (Orange)
3. I am round and red and I grow on a vine. Some people think I am a vegetable but I'm really a fruit. (Tomato)
4. I can be red or yellow or green. I grow on a tree, and I have a star inside. (Apple)
5. I am very sour inside and I can make your mouth pucker. (Lemon)
6. I am hidden inside a yellow skin. Monkeys, as well as children, like to eat me. (Banana)
7. I am brown on the outside and green within. I have the same name as a bird. (Kiwi)
8. I am purple on the outside. I am purple on the inside, and my name starts with a P. (Plum)
9. I grow on a tree, and my skin is very soft and fuzzy. I am a pinkish color, and I'm very sweet. I usually grow in the summer. (Peach)
10. Sometimes I'm green and sometimes I'm purple. If I am dried in the sun, I become a raisin. (Grape)
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Group or Circle Time
Topic: Food
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Individual Child

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