(this post contains affiliate links… but mostly really awesome free printables! ;- )
Here are three fun free printables to help you teach about foods. I’ve found that children are motivated to learn their favourite foods in English, so why not encourage this! It’s much more fun than memorizing lists like us adults have to do in language class!
You have to find your own food pictures. I cut mine out of the local news paper adds that are always cluttering my mailbox. You could also give this as homework, then the children would have to look for the food on their own. However you choose to use these crafts to support your little students, don’t forget to encourage them to speak out the sentences. “I like to eat_____ , _____ , _____ and ______.” They can also “read” their little books to each other, or to their parents, grandparents, aunties, etc. Even if they can’t actually read yet, they can easily remember the short text on each page of the booklet. Happy crafting and learning everyone!
You can download the free “I like to eat” template here: I like to eat…
This is a half page booklet. You can find it over in my Teacher Pay Teachers store (for free). Just print the booklet, cut and staple it together, then let the students get busy finding and glueing in pictures of their favourite foods. Page text includes “For breakfast I like to eat…” For morning snack I like to eat…” “For lunch I like to eat…” “For afternoon snack I like to eat…” “For dinner I like to eat…” “For dessert I like to eat…”. Note: For this lesson you will also need some food pictures, I like to use the local newspaper advertisements, because then the food is culturally relevant and familiar to the children.
You can also download the a smaller version of the same book here: my favourite foods booklet This is only one page, so it can bee a little hard to find pictures for it, but still fun, especially for older children. My preschooler and kindergarten age children found it frustrating, so I created the 1/2 page book listed above.
And to finish up, here are some great books to read along with this activity. Happy learning everyone!