Healthy Choices Food Sort

Over the next few weeks, we will be working with our toddler on activities and art related to making healthy food choices. She is still a bit young to fully understand this concept, but you can never start too early! This activity would be best for children between the ages of four and six. It can be done at home or in a classroom setting.

Materials Needed

  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Food Pictures (Cut out from Magazines. You will need both healthy choices and foods that should be consumed less often)

We started by writing “Healthy” on one side of the paper and “Treats” on the other side. We put a line in between the two.

Next, we let our little one pick out food pictures one by one. We asked her what each one was and then asked if it was healthy or a treat. If you are doing this in a classroom setting, it is probably not practical to have them name each food item as they are gluing it on, but the children could take turns after it is done telling the class what foods they picked.

We let her pick foods until the paper was full. This activity encourages language skills, fine motor skills, and healthy eating habits!

7 responses to “Healthy Choices Food Sort”

  1. I love this visual board for kids. I need to do this for mine. They eat healthy for the most part but their little noses still wrinkle up at the sight of some veggies. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. You are welcome! Our little one learns really well with this type of activity.

  2. This looks like a fun activity to do with the kids. Now that they’re home for summer break, we’ll have time to do this together. Thanks for sharing!

  3. BlessedMamaLife Avatar

    My daughter LOVES cutting and gluing. She could totally do this activity with my help, but she could also do a similar activity with colors or something. Thanks for the idea!!

    1. We have also done a similar activity with color sorting and it was a lot of fun as well!

  4. Love this idea! Something I definitely need to try this summer with my 4 year old =)

  5. kendallbird0622 Avatar

    This is a great idea to really help them understand what is healthy and what is a treat and is ok in moderation. I feel like sometimes my son forgets that. I will definitely be getting him to do this activity soon. Maybe doing so I’ll have fewer meltdowns when I say ice cream isn’t for breakfast! haha

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