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Teacher Lesson Plans- Nutrition Crossword Puzzles

Aug 31, 2008
About this Lesson Plan
  • Subject: Health/ Nutrition/ Computer skills
  • Duration: 20-30 minutes
  • Grades: 3-5
  • Ages: 7-13
  • Reading Levels: Intermediate
  • Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills: Basic knowledge of the My Plate or Food Pyramid, Basic computer & mouse skills

Elena's Crossword Lesson Plan

Topic/task Objective Domain and Level
Reinforce Food Groups
Students will assess the crossword clues.
Cognitive – Analysis
Reinforce healthy food


Students will type the correct word into the 
crossword puzzle.
Affective – Responding
Students will relate all the clues to one 
Cognitive – Synthesis
Elena's Crossword Game:
There are five Crossword puzzles to choose from, each puzzle based on a different topic: Breakfast, Food Safety, Fiber, Lunch, and Fruits Veggies. Each topic has 13 – 15 clues. The students will use these clues to determine what word needs to be typed into the crossword puzzle. Try to complete the whole puzzle!
  • Correct letters will turn green.
  • Incorrect letters will turn red.
Computer and Internet access, the latest Flash and Shockwave players installed, download free from Adobe
Teaching Tips:
Have the student review the Interactive Food Pyramid or My Plate.
Lesson plans can be incorporated with any crossword puzzles from Elena's Crossword.  Some of the puzzles include:
  • Meals (breakfast and lunch)
  • Food Safety
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Fiber
  • Potatoes
  • My Plate
Using Elena's Crossword as supplemental learning material for these lesson plans reinforces the knowledge the students have learnt. By using the clues to solve the puzzle, the students synthesize the knowledge in new ways. 
Guide the students to Elena's Crossword where they will attempt to find a food from each group while avoiding bad food choices.
Were the students able to fill in Elena's entire crossword correctly? Did they have trouble with any of the clues? Have the group discuss any of the clues that were hard to answer. Can they come up with other clues that would have given them the same answers?
Note: The crossword puzzles and their Answer Keys are also available for print in the Free Printables section.

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Written on Aug 31, 2008Last updated on Aug 01, 2012




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