Thursday, 16 February 2012

Making a fruit salad in Senior infants

As we have been discussing fruit a lot in relation to the story 'Handa's Surprise' and healthy eating in general, we decided to make a healthy fruit salad yesterday , that we could all enjoy and eat together in class. Before we prepared and peeled the fruit etc, we had a good look at it and felt the texture of it. The pineapple was the roughest of all. We also named each fruit and tried to describe it. If the fruit was mentioned in 'Handa's Surprise', we tried to remember how it was described there. For example, the avocado was described as 'creamy, green avocado' and the pineapple was describes as 'spiky-leaved pineapple'. We discussed whether these were good descriptions of the fruits. We had a good variety of fruits in our fruit salad - mango, pineapple, bananas, oranges, tangerines, avocado, apples, kiwi and grapefruit. Some of us had tasted these fruits for the first time and discovered that we really liked them. We will be looking out for them in the shops when we go shopping with our parents. Now that we know how delicious fruit tastes and how good it is for us, we will be eating a lot more fruit!!!

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