Vegetables and Fruits

2 - 5yrs
Child Development
Focusing on Well-being and belonging
A line long enough for everyone to stand on (can be any shape)
Physical Activity


How to Play

1.    All children stand on the line.
2.    Designate one side of the line to fruit and one to vegetables.
3.    The leader calls out either “Fruit” or “Vegetable” and the children jump to that side of the line. You can change the movement if you like to running, hopping or any other type of movement. 

Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options

-    To make the game harder, you could shout out a particular type of fruit or vegetable and they would jump to the side they think that food is. For example, calling out “carrot” they would jump to the vegetable side.
-    For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. 
-    If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.
-    For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements.
-    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications

Source – Adapted from Live 5210 Multicultural Outdoor Activities