Cem English Institute

Level: elementary


That sts will be able to:

Increase healthful eating

Nº of sts: 12

Build awareness of healthy habits

Time: 90 min

To develop students’ ability to talk about healthy food

Age: 11/12

To expand students’ vocabulary related to food

"Happy Healthy Halloween"

To revise vocabulary related to food, fruits, vegetables, sweets

Type of activity

Opening activity

The T greets the sts and starts
the class by showing a picture
and elicit what people are doing.
After that the sts works in pairs.
They have to tell each other
what they had for dinner last
night. The T will write their
examples on the board. The T
10 min
asks the sts to think about the
following questions and to
discuss them: Do you think
people in Argentina eat a
healthy diet? What do you think
makes a healthy diet? The sts
should give examples about
healthy and unhealthy food.


to activate schemata, to
share ideas, to give


board/ picture


Interaction Anticipated



they might not
remember some
vocabulary, if so
they can play a
game with


solo work

Maybe some sts
do not celebrate

Activity 2

The sts will be given a
worksheet. They have to circle
the food that will energize their
brain. The activity will be
corrected orally. The T asks
10 min
them: What do you usually eat
for Halloween? Are they healthy
or unhealthy food? What can we
eat instead of candies and

to identify information, to
share experiences, to give worksheet

Activity 3

Food groups activity. The sts
have to find foods from each of
the food groups and colour
them. Then, they have to cross
the foods that are not part of the 10 min
food groups. The food groups
are: fruits, grains, vegetables
and protein. They can check
vocabulary on-line.

to recognize and
categorize food



pair work

They might have
problems with
some categories,
so they can use

Activity 4

In this activity he sts have to
read and match different
monsters according to the food 15 min
they eat. They can work in

to find specific information worksheet


pair work

They might not
understand some

Activity 5

The sts have to write a
paragraph about their healthy
Halloween. They have to include 20 min
what they eat, drink, and what
they are going to wear.

to integrate vocabulary, to
practice present simple/
like/ don`t like


solo work

They can help
each other if they
have doubts

Making a poster

The sts will design and draw
their own monster. Next to it,
they will write a brief description
about what his/her monster eats
in this healthy Halloween. The
25 min
drawings will be stuck on a
poster which will be hanged on
a wall. Also, during Halloween
celebration the sts can deliver
some cards with suggestions,
and a healthy food.

to make a whole class end

Activity 2

Activity 3

Activity 4

Activity 5


group work

The activity would
take longer

Cards with suggestions

What are Projects?
Experiential learning or ‘learning through projects’ is a tried and tested way of motivating children – by doing what they naturally like doing and avoiding what they don’t like.
It’s an approach founded on sound pedagogic principles. It addresses the needs of the ‘whole child’ to develop a number of different skills: the intellectual skills, social skills,

physical/motor and learner independence skills.
Projects integrate language. Target language – grammar and vocabulary, can be planned to fit naturally into the project. It’s important that the children have something to show at the end of the project.
There are lots of ideas about end products that children can produce:
-a wall display e.g. posters or collages. Children all contribute a part to making a whole class end product.
-a report or presentation e.g. on a survey conducted by the children, or research conducted via the Internet.
-an invention e.g. a new form or transport, a futuristic city, a new gadget etc (depending on the target vocabulary)
-a booklet or guide e.g. to their town or to an imaginary place
-a model e.g. of an imaginary island
-a photo story or video e.g. of a story made up by the children, or about a subject researched by them – perhaps ‘leisure opportunities in our town’.
-a magazine or newspaper
-an event e.g. a show/pantomime, a fashion show, a party, an art exhibition.