3-5 years
Child Development
This activity will help the children learn about the four food groups.
Crayons and markers
Various art supplies (glue, stickers, etc.)
How to Play
  • Children create placemats by using 8.5 by 11 sheets of paper and drawing/writing images and words that describe the four food groups.  
  • Encourage the children to use their imagination and cover their placemats with a variety of food.
  • If resources are available, laminate the placemats.
  • Use the placemats in at the after-school care centre or send them home to be used at the family table. 

Adapted from Healthy After Schools.