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The Veggie Game


A tray with these vegetables on it: carrot, onion, celery, broccoli, potato, Brussels sprout, green
pepper, head of lettuce, zucchini


1. Introduce the children to the vegetables on the tray.
2. Discuss why vegetables are good for our bodies.
3. Announce that you are going to play the Veggie Riddle Game.
4. Tell each child a riddle from the list that follows. Each tries to guess to which vegetable the riddle is referring. (If a child has trouble, then other friends in the circle may join in and help.)
5. After a child has given the correct answer, he may select and eat the vegetable from the tray that corresponds to the riddle.
6. Cut up the remaining vegetables, make a dip and have a tasting party to review.

1. I am long and orange and you can eat me raw or cooked. (Carrot)
2. I can be yellow, red, white or green. Sometimes I can be very hot. People often eat me on their hamburgers. (Onion)
3. I am crunchy and green. I often have little strings on me. Sometimes children enjoy eating me with peanut putter. (Celery)
4. I look like a group of little trees with stems and green leaves. I am very good for you. (Broccoli)
5. You can cook me many different ways; I can be mashed or fried or baked. I can be red, white, brown or even purple, and I have little eyes on my skin. (Potato)
6. I look like a green cabbage and I'm full of Vitamin C, but I am very cute and small. (Brussels sprout)
7. I am sometimes green, sometimes red and sometimes yellow. But I almost always have a bell shape. (Pepper)
8. I am long and green. Inside I am a whitish color. Some cooks use me in breads or cakes and as a vegetable for dinner. (Zucchini)
9. I am green and round. People use my leaves for salads or for sandwiches. (Lettuce)

More to do
More science: Place vegetables in a bag. Have each child pick one vegetable out and tell what it is.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Group or Circle Time
Topic: Food
Content: Science
Area: Social-Emotional
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Individual Child

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