Aug 22

Food, Shape, and Color

by Hannah Holt »


The next two weeks will be crazy for me. School is starting; I’m running in a 200 mile relay race; And I’m working on two (or three or four) exciting longer term projects.

So I’m taking a break from the blog front.

In the mean time, here’s a little food for thought.

Click here for a printable pdf of the image.


  1. Show kids the food chart. Ask them to think of other red colored foods. (Repeat with orange, yellow, green…)
  2. Use foods as a way to introduce 3-D shapes (an orange could be a sphere, carrot for cone, chocolate bar for rectangular prism…). It’s a lesson and a snack!
  3. Have children fill out the USDA food pyramid coloring page for kids.
  4. Read Spicy Alphabet, and name all the different colors.

More resources about food, shape, and color.

  1. Hubbard’s Cupboard has a free printable booklet about shapes and colors.
  2. Edupics.com has a wide assortment of fruits and veggies coloring pages.
  3. This blog posts pictures of school lunches from around the world.

I’ll be back in a couple of weeks. Enjoy the rest of summer.

  1. Stacy S. Jensen

    Good luck with the relay and the projects. And, school!

    • Hannah Holt

      Thanks, Stacy.

  2. Susanna Leonard Hill

    200 miles! WOW! Good luck with the relay, the projects, and the start of school. It’s a busy time, but it sounds like you will be busier than most :) Love the food/color/shape chart – very pretty and educational :)

    • Hannah Holt

      Thanks, Susanna.

  3. Cristine Holt

    Oh, if only I had a computer and your great blogs and sources when my kids were young. What a wonderful time I could have had teaching them at home instead of pre-school, etc. Your blog is such a fantastic resource for growing up intelligent!

    • Hannah Holt

      Awww shucks. Thanks for raising such awesome kids.

  4. Erik -This Kid Reviews Books

    What’s a carambola?!? I have to check that out!

    • Hannah Holt

      Carambola is more commonly called star fruit. You can find it in most grocery stores. When sliced it looks like the above. :)