Health Food Pictionary

Lesson Title: Health Food Pictionary

Lesson Objectives: Students will be able to learn to identify specific healthy food choices to maintain a well-balanced meal.

Grade(s): 1-5

Location(s) to play: Classroom

Time: 20 – 30 minutes

Summary of Tasks/Actions:

  1. Have the students each write a healthy food on three separate index cards, and collect their answers.
  2. Divide the students into two groups.
  3. The counselor will time the game at a limit of five minutes for one team at a time to guess as many correct answers as possible.
  4. Each team member will pick a card and go to the board to draw the specific healthy food written on the card. Their team members must guess the answer correctly. When a team answers correctly, the next member on the team takes a turn.
  5. The counselor or a student scorekeeper keeps score of the correct answers from each team. Each correct answer is 1 point.
  6. When the first team has completed their five minutes, the next team has a turn for five minutes. If time allows, have each team take another five-minute turn.
  7. Determine the winning team based on the highest points.


Index cards

Dry erase board

Dry erase markers


Notepad and pen/pencil (to record the score)

Follow-Up Questions:

  1. What did you think of this game?
  2. What did you learn from the game?
  3. What would you change to make the learning stronger?