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Places Mistaken as vegetables Unusual Fruits Benefits Products

- Supermarket - Cucumber - Durian - Fruits contain many anti-oxidants that protect skin - Cakes
against Ultraviolet radiation. - Drinks
- Wet market - Tomato - Soursop
- Provides nutrients (e.g. Vitamin C) that prevent - Ice-cream
- Fruit seller - Squash - Passion fruit - Preserved dried
the human body from falling sick.
- Hawker centres • Zucchini - Lychee fruits
- Decreases obesity: fruits are low in fats and
- Candies/Sweets
- Food courts - Eggplant (Brinjal) - Star fruit calories - Canned fruits
- Farms - Pumpkin - Mangosteen - Fruits are high in fibre and help the digestive (fruit cocktail)
- Plantations - Pepper (Capsicum) - Dragonfruit system function more effectively and prevent - Jelly
constipation. - Jam
- Orchards - Okra (Lady’s Finger) - African cucumber
- Reduces risk of heart failures, cancer and - Desserts
- Gardens - Olive - Crackers/Chips
diabetes.
- Home - Pumpkin - Yoghurt
- Fruit salad
Types of fruits - Pies
- Berries Theme: Fruits - Sauce
• Blueberries (K1/ 5 yrs old)
• Blackberries
• Cranberries
• Raspberries Adjectives used Dispersal of seeds Equipment Seeds Preparation
• Strawberries - sweet
- Citrus - Water - Bowl - Seedless
- sour - Wash
• Grapefruit - Wind - Plate • Pineapple
- Peeled
• Lemon - bitter - Animals • Fruits that are
- Fork • Banana
- salty - Explosion genetically
• Lime • Orange
- Spoon modified.
• Orange - colour • Lemon
Growth of fruits - One seed
• PomeloP - shape - Fruit knife - Cut
- On trees • Mango
• Kumquat • Mango
- big/large • Apples - Chopper • Avocado
- Melons • Papaya
- small • Bananas • Rambutan
• Watermelon - Fruit peeler • Watermelon
- smooth • Guava • Lychee
• Winter melon - Eat it as it is
- Chopping board - A few seeds
• Cantaloupe melon - rough • Pear
- In Bushes • Apple
• Honeydew - sharp./spiky - Weighing scale • Grapes
• Strawberries • Orange
- Stone • Cherries
- hairy - Refrigerator • Grape
• Peaches - Cook
- pungent - On vines - Many seeds
• Nectarines - Juicer • Bake
• Grapes • Papaya
• Plums - overripe - Tooth pick ü Apple
• Tomato • Watermelon
• Apricots - unripe ü Peach
• Kiwi • Honeydew
• Cherries ü Grapefruit
- juicy - Edible
- Tropical ü Blueberries
- soft - Underground (soil) • Banana
• Papaya • Fry
- hard/solid • Peanut - Non-edible ü Apple
• Banana - Size
• Jackfruit - rich taste ü Mango
• Big ü Banana
• Rambutan - mouth-watering • Small
• Pineapple - Juice
- refreshing - Colour
- Others -
Learning area: Language and Literacy Learning area: Motor skills Development Learning area: Numeracy

Learning Goals: listen for information and enjoyment Learning Goals: Enjoy through participation in a variety of physical activities Learning Goals: Recognise and use simple relationships
i) Enjoy listening to stories, rhymes and poems i) Demonstrate control, coordination and balance in gross motor tasks and patterns
ii) Recall story/event in the correct sequence. ii) Demonstrate control and coordination in fine motor tasks i) Compare things by one attribute
ii) Put three or more things together according to one
Activities: Activities: attribute or sequence event.
1. Picture Talk: Bring in pictures of exotic fruits such as 1. Twister: Prepare a mat with cut-out fruits pasted on it. Teacher will give Activities:
durian, jackfruit, dragonfruit, kumquat, mangosteen, instructions (e.g. right hand on apple, left foot on pear) and children will have to 1. Comparing: Each child will choose the number of fruits
starfruit, lychee, and rambutan. Encourage children to follow accordingly. To increase the level of difficulty, when giving instructions, he/she wants. Encourage them to compare how many more
discuss about the special features of these fruits. the teacher can describe the fruit (e.g. right hand on a fruit that is red in colour or how many less they have as compared to each other.
and has a smooth texture ) instead of just saying ’apple’
2. Show and Tell: Children are to bring a representation of . 2. Comparing: Encourage children to compare different
their favourite fruit (e.g. real fruit, a picture, a drawing) and 2. Fruit match: Cut pictures of fruits into half. Behind each fruit (half), label it fruits based on their texture. Ask children how are the
present to the class on the reason why they like that with a locomotor skill (e.g. walk, hop, and gallop). Each child will be given a bag fruit’s texture same or different.
particular fruit. of pictures of half a fruit. Encourage them to carry out the locomotor skill behind
each picture to find the other match. (E.g. child has half a picture of an orange. 3. Order: Give out a certain amount of grapes in a bowl to
3. Introduce fruit songs like “Oranges are for me – Sam Written behind the picture is ‘hop’. The child has to hop around the area and find each child. Encourage children to arrange the bowls in
Jones”, “Choose some fruits – food for thought” and the match to form a whole orange.) accordance to its number. (E.g. from the bowl with one
“Strawberries, bananas, watermelons too!” Encourage grape to the bowl with ten grapes.)
children to sing along and recall the benefits of these fruits 3. Encourage children to peel and cut different kinds of fruits and make a fruit
at the end of the activity. salad by mixing the fruits in a bowl, using a ladle. 4. Order: Allow each child to pick five fruits. Encourage
them to put the fruits in order of its weight. (E.g. light to
4. Shared book approach: Read the story ‘How do apples 4. Encourage children to cut out pictures of fruits in magazines or newspaper and heaviest/heaviest to light)
grow?’ by Betsy Maestro (Author) and Giulio Maestro paste them on a drawing block to form a fruit collage.
(Illustrator). Encourage children to recall the different stages
and draw out the life cycle of an apple.
Learning Area: Aesthetic and Creative Expression
THEME: Fruits (K1/ 5 yrs old)
Visual Art
Learning area: Discovery of the World Learning Area: Social and Emotional Development Learning Goal: create art and music & movement using
experimentation and imagination
Learning Goals: find out why things happen and how things work Learning Goals: Communicate, interact and build relationships with i) Create artworks using a variety of media (e.g. crayon,
through simple investigation others paint, play dough)
i) Use five senses/ tools/ technology Activities:
ii) Carry out simple investigation to find out how and why things i). Show cooperation and care for others 1. Encourage children to create their own interpretations of
work ii) Work and play cooperatively in a group with others fruits using paint. Crayon, torn up/strips of paper and
Activities: colour pencils.
1. Using tools such as magnifying glasses and mini microscopes to Activities: 2. Sculpturing: Provide a variety of fruits for children to
observe the textures of the different fruits. 1. Pictionary: There will be a pile of cards labelled with different fruits observe. Allow them to model/sculpture the fruits using
(name and a picture of it). One child will pick up a card. He/she will clay or play dough.
2. Children will predict the weight of fruits. Teacher will use a describe the fruit to the rest of the children who will guess what fruit it Music and Movement
weighing scale/machine to measure the weight of the fruits to is. Learning Goal: create sound effects and movements using
confirm children’s predictions. 2. Cooking: Get children to take turns in adding ingredients into blender imagination in response to a stimulus
to make a smoothie. Activities:
3. Experiment: Provide a table for children. Teacher to bring in a 1. Get the children to sing songs on fruits that involves
variety of fruits (e.g. watermelon, apple, oranges, pear). Encourage 3. Fruit Market (dramatic play): provide children with fruit/fruit actions such as the Banana Dance and Banana Smoothie
children to predict which fruit has more water content. Teacher will counters, counterfeit money, baskets, recyclable bags and aprons to set and get them to create their own sound effects and
juice the fruits and confirm the results. up a fruit market. Teacher can stimulate a situation whereby a quarrel movements such as when peeling or slicing the banana.
takes place in the fruit market 2
and encourage children to take on roles to
solve it. 2. Show children different pictures of how are fruits grown.
4. Experiment: Allow children to discover the effects of oxidation.
Encourage children to dramatize each stage by acting and
Leave some apples, watermelon and pears in the open air for a
4. Fruit hunt: As a group, children will have to decode hints (description using their bodies.
period of time. Encourage children to predict, explore and compare
the results between the apple, watermelon and pear. of fruits) provided and search for the corresponding fruits in hidden in
the classroom.
Learning Centre Activities
Theme: Fruits
Age Group: K1/ 5 years old

Learning Centre 1 Objective: Children will be able to create artworks using a variety of art techniques.

Compulsory Category: 1. Children will cut up pictures of fruits from magazines and newspapers. They will make a face
portrait by using these cut up pictures of fruits and pasting them on a paper plate. (E.g. children can
Arts and Craft use tomatoes as the eyes, bananas as the mouth and half a pear as the ears.)
Learning Centre
2. There will be a basket of fruits provided. Children are to arrange two to four fruits of their choice
together, in any way they want. Then, they are to sit at any angle surrounding the fruits and draw out
the perspective of what they see. Children can choose to colour their drawings if they want to.

3. Provide templates of cross-section of different fruits for children. On the wall, there will be a chart
that states the different colour equations. (E.g. Green = yellow + blue, Pink = red + blue). Children
can experiment mixing colours in order to get other colours that are not provided. They will colour
the template by using a sponge.

4. Provide cut-up Styrofoam stamps of different shapes (fruit shapes as well as normal shapes) and
sizes for children and mah-jong paper. Children are to work in groups of 3-4, using the stamps and
paint provided to create a life cycle of a fruit tree.

5. Provide plain fruit bookmarks (cut-up using colour paper) for children. Children are to use the waste
paper (magazines and newspapers) provided to decorate the bookmark. They can choose to tear
strips of paper, crush the paper up or cut it up, and then paste it onto the fruit bookmarks.

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Learning Centre 2 Objectives – Children will be able to:

1. Compare groups of objects and state the difference based on one attribute
2. Put objects in sequence of its position and size

Numeracy Learning 1. Provide 2 printed laminated tables with two columns and 10 rows each. Label one table with ‘More’
Centre and the other with ‘Less’. Pegs labelled with ‘more’ or ‘less’ will also be provided. In the table, each
row will have the same type of fruit printed on it. However, the number of fruit differs from each
box. (E.g. the left column box can have 4 apples, but the right column box has 6 apples printed on
it). On the table that is labelled ‘more’, children will have to go down the rows and clip the peg
labelled ‘more’ on either side of the columns, depending which side has more. (e.g. the first row,
right column box has 2 more apples, so the child will clip the peg labelled ‘more’ on the right
column box). On the table labelled ‘less’, children will have to clip the peg labelled ‘less’ on the box
that contains less fruits.

2. A child will pick up a certain number of apple counters (e.g. 8). He/she will then pick up a card with
a number and the corresponding number of apples printed on it (e.g. 10). The child will need to add
on or take away the number of apples counters in order to make it equal with the card. (e.g. in this
case, the child will need to add on 2 apple counters so that her total apple counters would be 10)

3. Provide two laminated paper with Velcro strips on it (activity is for two children). Each child will
pick up the number of laminated fruit cards they want (within 1 to 10) and stick it onto the Velcro
strip. After they are done, the two children will compare their Velcro strips and state how many
more/less fruit cards they have as compared to one another.

4. Place a wall pocket (4 rows) on the wall. Provide children with 4 sets of different fruit cards (apple,
orange, watermelon and mangosteen). Each set will have numbers from 1 to 10. A number and the
corresponding number of fruits will be printed on each fruit card (e.g. number ‘2’, 2 watermelons
will be printed on the fruit card). The start of each row will be labelled with either ‘small to big’ or
‘big to small’ (2 each). Children are to make use of the fruits cards and arrange them according to
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increasing or decreasing number. Children need not start from the number 1 or 10. They can start
from any number they want and arrange it accordingly to the labels.

5. Encourage children to arrange the fruit counters according to its size (small to big and vice versa) or
length (short to long and vice versa). (children’s choice)