Eating a Rainbow

COLLECTION

PRIMARY ELEMENTARY |  HEALTH & NUTRITION

Eating a Rainbow

Students will explore how to plant a rainbow of edible plant parts (even flowers!) and understand how “eating a rainbow” of fruits and vegetables can nourish their bodies.

Concepts: Healthy Choices | Sorting

Essential Questions

  • How does “eating a rainbow” nourish our bodies?
  • What are some flowers that we can eat?

Standards Addressed

Focus
  • SKL1c. Students will group plants according to their observable features.
  • SKL2b. Students will explain the similarities and differences in plants.
  • HEK1a. Students will identify healthy food choices.
  • HEK2b. Students will identify the healthy foods served by the school cafeteria.

Explorations in this Collection

red watermelon

Making Your Own “Eating a Rainbow” Book

flowers-rainbow

Reading “Planting a Rainbow”

Recommended Resources

  • Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert