This term we challenge you to crunch the rainbow for Crunch&Sip® by making a rainbow in your classroom.
Eating different coloured fruits and vegetables provides lots of different vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Which is why crunching on a rainbow will help kids get the right balance of nutrients they need for a healthy body.
Add colour to your classroom
We have a range of Crunch&Sip resources to download and add some colour to your classroom. These include:
Crunch the rainbow challenge: A four-week activity where students record the colour of their fruits and vegetables eaten each day for Crunch&Sip.
- There’s a rainbow in my tummy mummy: A video reading of a story about eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables across the week.
- Vegetable rainbow activity: An activity that involves making rainbow dips and discussing the different coloured vegetables used. This and other great curriculum resources can be found here.
Other activities you could try in your classroom to encourage kids to enjoy colourful vegetables include:
- Encourage a rainbow theme for Crunch&Sip across the week by making each day a different colour, see below for some inspiration.
- Make rainbow vegetable skewers for a Crunch&Sip inspired activity, check out our video
- Make Unicorn Noodles using red cabbage, rice noodles, and some lemon or lime juice. See the activity instructions here.
Try for a Crunch&Sip rainbow across the week:
Cherry tomato, radish, red capsicum, red apple, cherries, strawberries, raspberries
Tinned corn spears, Steamed small corn cobs, yellow capsicum, apricots, carrots, mandarin
Snow / Sugar snap peas, green apple, pear, celery, baby cucumber, green capsicum, broccoli, green grapes, frozen peas
Purple grapes, purple carrots, blueberries, plums, mulberries, blackberries
Friday: White/ brown
Cauliflower, nashi pears, mushrooms, white nectarines, bananas