So much learning on fruit play

Talking about winter fruits in our English pre-k class. We introduced new vocabulary by giving fresh fruit to the children to feel, smell and taste. With their eyes closed they were able to identify and name them all!

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Then, we made a fruit salad. After we ate it all we played games in the yard.

We rolled plastic fruit to see how far they can go…

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….hang them high and tried to hit them with improvised bats.

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We also had a real grocery store set up in our dramatic play area!

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The next day we decided to make smoothies. We came up with a recipe….

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….executed it and decided whether we like it or not!

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(by Claire Hadjinikolaou, English teacher in Athens school)

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Why use flashcards instead of real fruits?

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Blindfolded taste challenge. Is it a pear, an apple or a tangerine?

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Why use flashcards when we can have some real fresh fruit that we can touch smell and taste?

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(by Claire Hadjinikolaou, English teacher in Athens school)