Fruits and Vegetables Preschool Activities, Lessons, and Games

Fruits and Vegetables Activities and Games for Preschool

Fruits and Vegetables Preschool and Kindergarten Activities. Our fruit and vegetable crafts, activities, games, and other resources present an exciting way for you and your children to learn about these healthy foods. Children will get to know and explore different kinds of fruits and vegetables, how they grow, and have fun with fruit-and-vegetable-related activities and other resources.

Samples of our over 100 fruits and vegetables activities, science lessons, games, and printables available in our KidsSoup Resource Library:

Themes and Projects

In the Field
Corn and Popcorn Activities and Games
Day 5: Stone Soup


The Inside of an Apple Sun Catcher Craft
My Apple Book

Activities and Lessons

The Little Red House With No Windows and No Doors
Six Little Apples Hanging from a Tree Story and Activities
Planting Potatoes Letter Recognition


Six Little Apples Hanging from a Tree Story and Activities
Way Up High in the Apple Tree Movement Rhyme and Counting Activity
10 Apples on the Apple Tree - Decomposing 10

Science and Exploration

Apple Exploration
Where Do Fruits and Vegetables Grow?
Carrot Plant


Planting Potatoes Letter Recognition
On, Above, Below Folder Game
Pumpkins on the Vine Counting

Booklets and Other

Six Little Apples Emergent Reader Booklets
The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Book
Yum Yum Pumpkin Book


EarTwiggle Hidden Picture
Farmer's Market Coloring Page
How Many?

In The Classroom

In the Classroom: In the Field
Pumpkin Science with the Five Senses
Seeds Exploration Center

Free Preschool and Kindergarten Fruit and Vegetables Activities and Lessons

Fall or autumn is a great time to explore and learn about different kinds of fruits and vegetables. Here are some lesson plan ideas:

Fruits and Vegetables
Tops or Bottoms
Apples / Pumpkins
Potatoes / Radish

Fall and Harvest Learning Center Ideas

Dramatic Play Area

Create a farmers market. Place different sized baskets or boxes, real or plastic fruits and vegetables, crates, brown lunch paper bags, a scale, a cash register, play money, pencil and paper, straw hats, and flannel shirts in your pretend play area.

Block Center

Add farm machines, a large piece of brown felt, small plastic toy vegetables, corn kernels and beans, small baskets, scarecrows, and some small straw bales to your block center.

Discovery/Science Center

Provide different seeds and and beans, small containers, and different spoons. Let children use magnifying glasses to look at the different seeds and then sort and fill them in the containers.

Fruits and Vegetables Fine Motor and Sensory Activity for preschool
Preschool Activities: 


Fine Motor Skills

Provide a bucket with fresh corn and an empty container. Let children pull off the husk from the corn. Cook the corn for a yummy snack. 
Let children use tweezers to pick the corn kernels from a dried corn cob.

Sensory Table and Fine Motor Skills

Provide differet root vegetables (potatoes, radish, carrots, and some pumpkins) together with some vegetable brushes and some towels. Let children use the brushes and towels to clean the vegetables. 

Fruits and Vegetables Fine Motor Skill activity for preschool
Preschool Activities: 

Play Dough Center

Set out a supply of different colored play dough. Encourage children to create all kind of fruits and vegetables. 

Field Trip

Visit a local farmers market. Let children buy some items. Later, have them wash and dry the fruits and vegetables.

Free Fruits and Vegetables Circle Time and Large Group Activities

Surprise Bag (Oral Language)

Place one or two different fruits or vegetables into a small brown lunch bag. Give each child a bag. Have children take turns reaching into their bag without looking inside and describe how the fruit or vegetable feels (soft, hard, rough, smooth, round, etc.). Encourage them first to guess what it is, and then take it from the bag to reveal what it is.

Fruits and Vegetables (Movement and Descriptive Language)

Think of a fruit or vegetable and say," It's an orange. Mmm . . . a yummy orange." (Have children rub their bellies.) "An orange grows high up in a tree." (Have children reach up to pretend to pick an orange from a tree.) Repeat with different actions for the other fruits and vegetables in the bags. (Carrots--bend down and pull carrots, etc.).

Help children answer these questions about their fruits and vegetables, one at a time: What does it look like? (like a tree, a ball, a leaf) Is this fruit/vegetable big or little? How does it feel? (smooth, rough, hard, soft, bumpy, cold, warm, crinkly) What color is it?

Other questions to ask: Do you know an animal that eats (name the fruit or vegetable)? Where do you get the (name the fruit or vegetable) you eat at your house? Does anyone at your house cook (name the fruit or vegetable)? What is your favorite fruit? What is your favorite vegetable?

Cut up the fruits and vegetables that you have and let children taste them. Make sure that children wash their hands before they eat.

Ask the questions: What does the vegetable taste like? (sweet, sour, salty) What does it feel like in your mouth? (juicy, crisp, hard)

Fruits and Vegetables crafts and activities for preschool
Preschool Activities: 

Fruits and Vegetables Colors

Let children choose a vegetable or fruit card and color it. Then, have each child show her/his card to the group and name the  fruit or vegetable and its color. Together, say per example, "The apple is red and Milo's shirt is red." Invite children to look around the room to find some other items that are red. 

Growing Vegetable Soup

Read the book: Growing Vegetable Soup (Voyager Books). Show children the recipe for a vegetable soup. Place the different vegetables inside a bag. Grab one of the vegetables and describe it to children. Let children guess the vegetable and then place it inside the basket. Continue until all vegetables are in basket. Together with children, prepare the vegetables to make a vegetable soup together.

My Favorite Fruit, My Favorite Vegetable Graph

Have each child choose a favorite fruit or vegetable card and place it in the appropriate column. Discuss the results. 

Health Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and Vegetables Introduction Read the book Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat. This is a hilarious book about a boy named Gregory who wants to eat fruits and vegetables, and his parents who are more excited about tin cans and tires. Talk about how eating fruits and vegetables helps us grow and stay healthy.

Fruits and Vegetables Are Good for Me!
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Apples, pears, and oranges too,
fruits are sweet for me and you.
Carrots, peas, and broccoli,
vegetables are good for me.

Fruits and vegetables are good for you.
They keep you healthy and are yummy too! 
(Rub bellies)

Fruits and Vegetables Letters of the alphabet activity and game
Preschool Activities: 

Tops or Bottoms Fruit and Vegetables Activities and Games (Activities and printables are available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library)

Book: Tops & Bottoms 

Read the book Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book). Let children act out the story. 

Tops $ Bottoms Fruits and Vegetables Sorting Game

Revisit the story Tops & BottomsCut out different fruits and vegetables pictures from grocery store flyers. Let children sort the fruits and vegetables in to the two groups :Top / Bottom.

Fruits and Vegetables preschool lesson and activity
Preschool Activities: 


Beans Activities and Games (Activities and printables are available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library)

Beans and Seeds

Discuss with children what seeds need to grow (soil, sunlight, water). Let children pretend to be a seed in the ground. Play some light music and walk around the children with a watering can pretending to water each seed. Everytime you water the child, the bean plant is growing bigger and bigger. 

Beans activities, games, and lessons for preschool and kindergarten
Preschool Activities: 

Apples Activities and Games (Activities and printables are available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library)

Apples (Oral Language)

Ask children about their favorite apple or apple product (apple juice, apple pie, caramel apples, etc.) 

Apples Colors Graph (Math)

Show children a red, a yellow, and a green apple. Make a graph about their favoirte apple color. Then, let children taste the different apples. Which one did they like best?

Apples grow on a tree  (Science)

Discuss with children the seasons of an apple tree and place the pictures in order. Let children draw an apple tree and write about it.

Pumpkin Activities and Games (Activities and printables are available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library)

Pumpkin Harvest preschool activity and game
Preschool Activities: 

Pumpkin Size (Measuring)

Provide a variaty of pumpkins in different sizes and shapes. Provide measruing tapes, yarn, scales, and a magnifying glasses. Let children explore the different pumpkins. Which pumpkin is the largest? The smallest? The heaviest?

Pumpkin Exploration with all Four Senses (Descriptive Words)

Let children feel the outside and explore the inside of a pumpkin. How does it look, smell, feel? Remove the pumpkin seeds together and roast them for a yummy snack. 

Potatoes and Radish Activities and Games (Activities and printables are available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library)


Show children pictures of food made out of potatoes (French fries, chips, mashed potatoes, potato salad). Pass a potato around the circle and let children feel and smell the potato. How does it feel? How does it smell. Play hot potato. Play some lively music and let children pass the potato around the circle. Stop the music. The child holding the potato names a food made out of potatoes. 

Sweet Potato Man (Science)

Sweet Potato Man Science Activity for Preschool and Kindergarten
Preschool Activities: 

Put a sweet potato in a glass of water or a plastic container, half in and half sticking out. Glue on wiggly eyes, a pom-pom, and a piece of black feather boa to make a potato man or woman. Add water from time to time and soon you will see a vine that begins growing.

The Red Radish Activities and Games

Free fruits and vegetables worksheets, printables, and coloring pages

fruit and vegetable coloring page

carrot craft fruit and vegetable song print Lily with vegetables coloring

Fruit and Vegetable Coloring Page

Free Fruits and Vegetable Crafts

Arts and Crafts: Fruits and Vegetable Collage

Supplies: Magazines, fruits and vegetable printouts, construction paper, glue, scissors

Directions: Have children cut out pictures of fruits and veggies and glue them onto construction paper to make a fruit and veggie collage.

Carrot Bookmark Craft Draw or trace carrot shape onto orange craft paper. Ask children if they know which two colors make orange. Place a little of yellow and red paint on a paper plate and have children stir and mix the colors until they get an orange color. Cut a real carrot to get a round carrot stamp. Use carrot to stamp the orange color on the carrot outline. Let dry. Draw carrot leaf and attach a pipe cleaner with staples. When dry, cut out carrot shape and glue leaf with pipe cleaner on the carrot. Use staples to strengthen.


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