Teacher Lesson Plans- Healthy Harvest Maze
Nov 16, 2011
About this Lesson Plan
- Subject: Health/Nutrition/Computer Skills
- Duration: 20-40 minutes
- Grades: PreK-5
- Ages: 4-13
- Reading Levels: Basic
- Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills: Basic computer & mouse skills, Hand-eye coordination
Healthy Harvest Maze Lesson Plan
Domain and Level
Reinforce the importance
of growing vegetables
Students will explain how
fruits and vegetables grow
(trees, bushes, vines, or
Cognitive – Comprehension
Promote good nutritional
Students will identify and
select the fruits and vegetables
that Chef Solus needs.
Cognitive – Knowledge
Reinforce the recognition of
fruits and vegetables
Students will get points when
they successfully pick the
fruits and vegetables
throughout the maze.
Affective – Receiving
Students will use the arrow
keys on the keyboard to allow
Chef Solus to walk up, down,
left, and right to pick the fruit
and vegetables. Students will
use the space bar to allow
Chef Solus to pick up his
fruits and vegetables.
Psychomotor – Coordination
Healthy Harvest Maze Game
Healthy Harvest Maze is a fun game that teaches children about the importance of fruits and vegetables. Children will enjoy helping Chef Solus pick fruits and vegetables as they find their way through a field, orchard and a garden maze. Children get points for picking these healthy foods while learning about the healthy benefits, and nutrients for each food item they have harvested.
Children earn bonus points the more they read the facts about each of the fruits and vegetables.
Keyboard Commands For Nutrition Game:
Arrow up: Select the up arrow key to make Chef Solus walk up
Arrow down: Select the down arrow key to make Chef Solus walk down
Arrow forward: Select the forward arrow key to make Chef Solus walk to the right
Arrow back: Select the back arrow key to make Chef Solus walk to the left
Space bar: Select the space bar to jump to pick the food
Mouse: To see the basket, place your mouse on the bottom of the screen. You get bonus points every time you look at your basket of fruit.
This worksheet will allow kids to understand what parts of a plant can be eaten and how to take care of their plants.
More information about the 29 fruits and vegetables featured in the game.
1. Hand out the “Chef Solus Planting Garden" worksheet
. This will allow the students to know where fruits and vegetables grow (trees, bushes, vines, or underground). This will give the students a good foundation for background knowledge before starting the “Healthy Harvest Maze”.
2. Review the colors and location of the fruits and vegetables so the students are able to recognize and distinguish the fruits and vegetables during “Healthy Harvest Maze
3. Students who are younger K-2nd may want to color the worksheet to become more familiar with the colors of particular vegetables and fruits.
4. You can go over serving sizes for each fruit and vegetable, they will see this during the “Healthy Harvest Maze”.
5. Use guided instruction to help the students make a list of where each vegetable and/or fruit grows. This can be a group discussion for younger students. You can create a chart paper with four columns labeled trees (1), bushes (2), vines (3), and underground (4) and have students come to the chart and write where each fruit and vegetable grows.
6. Guide the students to Healthy Harvest Maze
where they will see a variety of fruits and vegetables they must pick throughout the maze. The students can only go to the next level if they pick all the fruits and vegetables located in the first level. The scarecrow will block the exit if they did not pick all the fruits and vegetables.
Written on Nov 16, 2011
Last updated on Nov 05, 2014