Investigating Fruit with Preschoolers
What's better than fresh fruit for a preschool snack? Performing an investigation first! Use this free Kiwi Investigation set as a guide for your exploration.
*Allow the child to assist as much as safely possible.
Before you begin, consider reading a book about fruit (you can find book suggestions at the bottom of the page).
After reading the book ask students what type of fruit is their favorite. After listening and responding to their answers, ask if any of them have ever tried a kiwi. If anyone says they have, ask them to describe what a kiwi looks and tastes like.
Invite children to draw a picture of what they think the inside of the fruit looks like before the dissection.
Use the fruit anatomy posters to discuss the parts of the fruit.
Questions to ask:
Conduct the dissection of the fruit by slicing it in half.
Encourage preschoolers to safely explore the fruit using their senses.
After investigating the fruit, invite children to record their findings on the fruit recording sheet.
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Wrap up your lesson plan with preschool activities, book picks, material suggestions and more on the Growing Fruits & Vegetables Lesson Planning Page
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