Monday, April 13, 2015

you are what you eat

we have all heard that we are what we eat.   members of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints have a guideline for their eating practices called the word of wisdom .   this activity is great for eating habits or anything else you might "eat".   anything you take into your body or mind has its effect.   it doesn't just apply to food.   it can be movies, activities, music, etc.

here's the basic run down of it -
use two basic people outlines like this one or make your own.   you can use just heads too.   draw a happy face on one and a sad face on the other.   cut out foods, (or words/examples of whatever you are talking about) that are good for you or bad for you.   glue them on to cover the body.   the body with the good food, has a happy face and the body with the bad food has a sad face.  i even saw one with x's on the eyes, i guess that one ate poison and died.   yikes!

this is really aimed at little kids but if you have an age range you are dealing with, you can have the older kids write words or just help out or even hand it over for them to teach.   teaching is a great way to learn.