| Breakfast Scramble
Students hop in and out of a giant circle according to the healthy foods they hear.
Students will recognize a variety of healthy foods they can eat for breakfast.
||Small bell, whistle, or breakfast-related noisemaker (e.g. spoon banging on a cereal bowl)
- Gather the students into a circle.
- Remind them that it is important to eat different kinds of healthy foods for breakfast, a variety of foods, because each one does something very different and very special for our bodies.
- Explain that they are going to play "Breakfast Scramble."
- Tell them you will call out healthy breakfast foods (see below). For example, you can say: "If you like to eat veggie omelets for breakfast, change spots when the ‘breakfast bell’ rings."
- Everyone who likes veggie omelets should hop to a new empty spot in the circle. (You can either mimic the sound of a bell or use an actual bell, whistle or noisemaker.)
- If only one student likes the food, she or he should hop to the center of the circle and back to her or his original spot.
- Continue playing while naming various healthy breakfast foods. You can also vary the movements (skip, jump, slide, etc.) the students use to move around the circle.
- If time permits, ask each student to name one new, healthy breakfast food she or he will try.
Healthy ("Go") Breakfast Foods and Drinks:
- scrambled and hard-boiled eggs
- veggie omelets
- whole wheat toast with jam
- roasted potatoes or hash browns (without butter)
- low-fat granola or granola bars
- oatmeal with skim or low-fat milk or water
- low-fat yogurt
- whole grain cereals like Cheerios and Wheaties with skim or low-fat milk
- 100% orange juice or other natural fruit juices
- natural fruit smoothies
Related National Standards
Further information about the National Standards can be found here