Post # 1
Hi bees, I am doing a health/wellness fair for kids and I need help with ideas for booths. They should primarily be focused on food and eating properly. ANY ideas will be greatly appreciated. We will most likely hold it at a park and have the kids do a run/walk. We’d like to have booths available with info. or things to do with children. Mostly elementary age kids. Thank you so much!
Post # 3
@MacFaniam24: Sounds fun! I’m not sure what the resources for this booth are like, but what about some sort of make your own healthy snack bar with apples bananas (stuff that’s healthy, and you might give out after a run anyhow) with things like peanut butter, raisins, maybe drizzles of caramel, to put on top to teach kids how to make a fairly healthy and nutritious dessert/snack.
Or, on a lower budget you could have a big piece of paper and make a fruit/veggie mural where each kid can draw his or her favorite fruit or veggie to contribute to a huge collage that you could maybe display someplace after (maybe a library, school or something?)
You could have jump rope contests every 5 or 10 minutes with some little simple prize. Have a bunch of jump ropes, start all kids at once, and see who can jump the longest
If the kids are old enough, you could have a “guess how many calories” or fat booth with different foods that they can make their best guess for.
Hope that helps!
Post # 4
Jerry Seinfelds wife (I know that is spelled wrong) wrote a book about cooking vegetables into everything, maybe you could show them how to make some of their favorite foods healthier.
Post # 5
What about a booth where kids could get a small container w/ dirt and seeds to learn how to grow their own healthy foods?
Maybe a supermarket zone where kids could go shopping for pretend healthy foods and snacks?
A relay race station to encourage exercise? Or other active games kids might like (instead of video games)?
If the kids are older, have a booth demonstrating how to cook easy and healthy meals?
Create a game for kids to play where they have to select which foods to eat (eat this, not that type of a thing)?
Have a display showing how much more you can eat of healthy foods – like 1/2 a donut=a whole bowl of fruit salad (or whatever)?
Post # 6
Thanks for the help…keep it coming!!:)
Post # 7
As a health substitute for K/1 I created a lesson where kids went fishing for healthy food to put on their plates.
I laminated a bunch of healthy (fruits veggies etc) and unhealthy (donuts, candy etc) printouts of food onto index cards, and put a paper clip on each one. Then using a thin wood rod, some yarn, and a magnet glued to the end of the yarn I made a finishing pole.
The kids took turns “catching” a card and flipping it over to reveal whether or not they made a healthy choice. If they think its healthy (group consensus to encourage reasoning skills) they can put it on their paper plate, if not, they put it back face down. For older kids you can keep score, (+2 points for healthy eating, -1 for unhealthy) or first to get one of each food group wins/ends the round. For younger kids its always easier not to have winners/losers to prevent any meltdowns so just play until there are no healthy foods left to pick up and reward everyone for making healthy choices w/ a sticker or other small prize.
Hope this helps, I’ll try to think of some more that I used… I know theres one about drinking more water but I can’t remember exactly.