Earth Hour - Fresh is best

Earth Hour - Fresh is best

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Lesson summary

This activity has been developed to give children the opportunity to learn more about why healthy food and water are important. While educators keep food safety and potential allergies in mind, children try some seasonal foods they may have not tried before.

Activity Intention:

  • This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.

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Lesson Plan

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

EYLF Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcome 2:

  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
  • 2.3 Children become aware of fairness.

Learning Outcome 4:

  • Children are confident and involved learners.
  • 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.
  • 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.
  • 4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.

Resources required

You can choose to provide a range of different fruits (Option A) or different varieties of the same fruit (Option B). When selecting this activity (Option 1 or 2) check with the children’s health forms / parents in case of any known allergies to food, particularly fruits. 

  • Option A: Fruits of Winter – Enough small pieces of the following fruits for everyone to sample:
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemons
  • Navel oranges
  • Mandarins
  • Option B: Pairs of Pears – Enough small pieces of the following pear varieties for everyone to sample (Note: We’ve chosen pears for this activity because pears are a fruit to which very few people are allergic. In addition, these varieties are usually available in stores in August. Having just 3 or 4 varieties to sample would be fine.):
  • Packham’s Triumph
  • Buerre Bosc
  • Winter Nelis
  • Corella / Forelle
  • Josephine
  • Red Anjou
  • Bartlett

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Additional info

This activity has been created in partnership with WWF-Australia. Earth Hour is the world’s largest community-driven climate change campaign. At the centre of Earth Hour is switching off lights to show a commitment to taking action. Thousands of educators use Earth Hour’s education program to enrich their curriculum and provide pathways for young people to create change in their world. For the most up to date Earth Hour dates, times, and events check here.

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