One of the activities on my boy’s LEGO challenges board is to make some life sized LEGO food. I decided to upgrade this into ‘make a LEGO meal and learn about healthy eating’!
Every challenge I set them has an opportunity to be expanded upon and made into a nice little learning session.
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Learn about healthy eating by making a LEGO meal!
This particular challenge was on a grey and rainy afternoon, and we sat on the rug listening to the Jurassic Park sountrack, and building LEGO food.
It’s a very rainy day today☔, so we’re listening to the Jurassic Park theme tune🦖🦕 whilst working on one of the boy’s LEGO challenges – to make LEGO food, as life-size as possible! #HomeEd #homeeducation #LEGO #playmatters #learningisfun pic.twitter.com/3grUYPoXff
— 🦕Bec Webb🦖 (@TwinningatHome) February 8, 2019
Whilst building I suggested to the boy’s that instead of making random big LEGO food, they create a full sized plate worth of what they think is a healthy meal. And they happily took on the challenge.
Here’s what they made!
They made chips (or fries if you’re American), burgers, carrots, peas and ketchup. They made a red apple and an orange for dessert. I made the lemon. They plated it all up, and set it up on the table with cutlery, ready to tell daddy tea is ready when he came home from work! 😂
How cute is that?
After they’d laid it all out on the table we discussed what they thought what was healthy on the plate, and what was not so healthy, and they knew exactly that the cheese burgers weren’t very healthy. So we discussed what other options we thought would be a better alternative, and decided on chicken.
As we always love to do, to support any topic we’re learning about, we then hit YouTube and watched a couple of kid friendly videos about healthy eating.
The boy’s particularly liked this video by the Tesco Eat Happy Project, with an introduction to healthy eating for 5-11 year old’s, and also this video by Get Well Soon (a CBeebies show), about why we need to sleep and eat healthy.
We ended the afternoon by talking about what changes we could make to our usual meals we have, and talking about what new healthy foods we’ll look to try in future.
I found this to be a great fun way to talk about health and food, and the boy’s are excited to start trying some new things.
Why not do this with your own children and start a healthy eating topic yourself! Need to top up your LEGO stash for your projects? Why not check out my LEGO ideas in my Amazon Influencer Storefront here.
I hope you’ve found this helpful,