Introduce the new MyPlate program and build teamwork with exciting bean-bag-flinging parachute activities!
Students use durable parachutes that display food groups from the new MyPlate program in a variety of activities with beanbags that show healthy or unhealthy foods. Interactive nutrition games make it more exciting to learn and promote teamwork!
Two Game Options
Included in each pack are 2 game options. In the first, all beanbags are laid out on the floor, and students race to grab them and place them in the appropriate area of their parachute. The team with the most correctly placed beanbags wins.
In the second game, each group of students is assigned a food group, and 1 student is designated the caller/thrower. The caller picks up a beanbag, calls out what it is and which food group it belongs to, then tosses it to a parachute. The teams of parachutes need to work together to get that beanbag to the correct food group parachute. The team with the most correct beanbags at the end wins.
Eat set includes 4 NutriChutes, 100 healthy and unhealthy beanbags, activity instructions, and a medium mesh bag. Each NutriChute is 6’ in diameter and has handles for easy gripping, allowing students to correctly space themselves. A mesh center helps with airflow and prevents beanbags from falling through. The beanbags themselves are made with vinyl for extra durability, with extra attention paid to the seams.
All included game options are team games, so students are working together to promote better teamwork, cooperation, and communication. It also gets students thinking about which food groups different foods belong to. This can help engage conversations about the amount of fruits, vegetables and more that students should be eating on a daily basis.
The parachutes for this game are divided into 5 food groups, which directly corresponds with MyPlate. These are: Fruits, Grains, Dairy, Vegetables, and Proteins. The size of the section also represents a correlation of how much of each should be “on your plate.” For example, the vegetable portion is the largest, because your plate should have more veggies than dairy and protein.