My kiddos and I are continuing on in our fruits and vegetables unit study today. We are having a great time learning all kinds of fruit and vegetable vocabulary, learning how these plants grow, and how they’re categorized.
We’ve taken a long break from science and it feels great to get back into the swing of learning!
In addition to our reading, we played several games of Fruits and Vegetables Bingo – SO fun!
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Reading About Fruit
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In case you missed the first post about our fruits and vegetables unit study, these are the spine books that we’re reading. While we will read a variety of other books, these are the three that we will read through several times.
Today, we reviewed a bit in the vegetable book and read half of the book about fruit. You know they are great children’s books when it’s just as fascinating to mom as it is to the kids!
Isn’t that one of the best parts about being a homeschool mama? When the topic is just as interesting to you as it is to your kids?
Even though we eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables at our house, we found many foods in our spine books that were new to us.
Plantains, avocados, rutabagas, and parsnips were new to my children. We’ll find a few of those at the grocery store this week and try them.
The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons
We started with this book and learned the words perennial and annual and learned that vegetables are categorized into 6 groups based on the part of the vegetable we eat.
The Fruits We Eat by Gail Gibbons
We read through this fruit book today and looked at the variety of ways fruits grow: bushes, plants, trees, and vines.
We also talked about the outer coverings of some fruits and how it protects the inner fleshy part that we eat. On the flip side of that, some fruits have a minimal outer covering and are squished easily. (think blueberries!)
From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
We are also slowly reading through this book as we observe our bean seeds and record our results in our nature journals.
This has excellent descriptions of a seed as it germinates and sprouts.
Fruits and Vegetables BINGO!
Because I wanted a game for us to play this week, I made a set of Fruits and Vegetables Bingo! We’ve played several times, and it is just plain fun.
You can use any counters that you might have, but my girls opted to use our beloved bear counters.
I included a page of counters that you can print, but you can use anything you have around the house: popcorn kernels, dried beans, Hershey’s Hugs (my counter of choice), small rocks, or pennies.
To play, everyone chooses a Bingo board. I’ve included 6 different boards, so the maximum amount of players is 6.
The caller chooses a fruit or vegetable from the stack and everyone sees if that particular fruit or vegetable is on his or her board.
I – peas or G – peach are examples.
The first player to get 5 in a row wins!
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