Grade Level: 3-6
Story Preview: On their way to grab a snack in a supermarket, siblings Fred and Virginia encounter some talkative produce that persuades them to choose fresh, healthy alternatives to chips and cookies.
Roles: Mom, Narrator, Fred, Virginia, Salad Mix, Star Fruit, Banana, Potato, Celery, Onion, Green Beans, Broccoli, Apple, Carrot, Blueberries, Lemon, Grapes, Strawberries, Hot Pepper, Tomato
Setting: present day, supermarket
Props: None required
The Dole 5 A Day Web site features cartoon versions of fruits and vegetables -- like Bobby Banana, Sam Celery, and Terry Tomato. Using this site for inspiration, have students create a character for some fruit or vegetable and design a poster that includes several facts about the item selected and how it benefits the body.
Additional Notes: Check out Fruits and Veggies Matter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for additional information about the nutritional value of produce, how much of each the body needs, and how to get it.
Click here for a printable script.
Article by Cara Bafile
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