Fruit Graphing Fun
Ideal for Preschool/Pre-K
This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to develop increasing care for self, others, and the environment.
- “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle
- Paper and writing implements
- Prepared fruit, such as cut apples, oranges, kiwis,
strawberries, or grapes
Participants: This activity is intended for independent play, or adult/child interaction.
- Read the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” or watch an online version. Point out the beautiful colors of the fruit.
- Draw a graph on a piece of paper. Title the graph, “Our Favorite Fruits.”
- Help your child interview family members, asking them what their favorite fruit is. Complete the graph, using the information you gain.
- Use the prepared fruit and the toothpicks to make structures, such as pyramids and squares. Place fruit at each end of a toothpick to make a building piece. Use toothpicks to put the building pieces together.
Learn More: Try writing your own version of the story. Maybe it’s “The Very Hungry Panda” or “The Very Hungry Chicken.” What would those animals eat? Explore the life cycle of a butterfly or find out how fruit grow. What is the difference between a stone fruit, a berry, and a vine fruit?
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