Food Group Art

Food Group Art

What You Will Need
  • Paper
  • Paint and paint brush
  • Glue and/or tape
  • Foods from the four food groups to be used for stamping or gluing to paper
  • Foods that work well:
    • Dried veggies and fruit
    • Pasta or rice
    • Beans and nuts
    • Processed cheese slices

NOTE: Grocery store flyers are a good source of pictures of foods.

Directions
  1. Working with your young athlete, select 1 to 2 foods from each of the four food groups, ensuring that he/she can identify each of them within their respective group.
  2. Using a paintbrush, brush the surface of the food or dip the food in the paint.
  3. Use the food to make creative prints on the paper. You can also choose to glue foods or food pictures to the paper.
  4. Get creative! The only rule is that the final food art creation has to include a food from each of the four food groups.