Fuel Me Up

Fuel Me Up

Category: Healthy eating, Physical activity,
Group size: 1 group, More than 1 group, Whole camp,
Duration: Variable,
Intensity: All, High, Moderate,
The idea for this activity came from a project by the summer 2015 camp counselors at Saint-Donat day camp.

Description and organisation

Wistiti (a fictional character) is feeling low on energy and she doesn’t understand why. She comes to camp to ask the kids for help. Divide the kids into 9 teams and assign a colour to each team. Each team must find 17 images of food distributed around camp. Then, working as a team, then must put each image in the right food group.

When they’re done, the kids must find Wistiti and give her the images of the food she should eat to have the energy to do her favourite activities.

Skills

  • Running
  • Knowledge of food groups, food group identification

Variations

  • When a player finds a food image, make them do a physical challenge before they can pick it up.
  • Create meals with the foods from the 4 groups and present them to Wisititi.

Goal

Put food in the right food groups.

Equipment

  • Images of food (pictures, drawings, food cards, flyers, etc.)