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Gameschooling Health & Nutrition

Healthy living practices, such as exercise, nutrition, & building self-esteem, are essential for our bodies, but they’re often approached the wrong way. Gone are the days of dieting, the nutrition pyramid, and forced square dancing (just me or did we all have to do that in PE?) Today we focus on a health mindset while having fun. Gameschooling health & nutrition is a grand slam.

Games about Health & Nutrition aren’t that easy to find. Sure, lots of games involve exercise, but what about nutrition & mental health? Below you’ll find health & nutrition games to play either on their own or as part of a health unit.

 

These games are the perfect addition to using the phenomenal Young Chefs’ Club boxes. Each box includes a new cooking utensil, pin, science experiments, lesson plans, activities, & recipes. My kid loves these boxes & I love not making dinner. Now, onto the games!!

 

Health & Nutrition Games

Ten Health & Nutrition Games

Crocodile Crunch
Even crocodiles have to pick healthy snacks & brush their teeth in this pre-school worthy game of healthy snack matching and memory. This is a great health & nutrition game for little ones.
Age: 3+
Time: 5-10′
Type: matching, memory
Publisher: The Learning Journey

Yes! Broccoli!
In this adorable game of good nutrition players bid to collect the healthiest food. The higher the nutrition value, the more points you earn. There is addition and subtraction involved, but you can easily work around that.
Age: 6+
Players: 2-5
Time: 10-15′
Type: card, hand management
Publisher: Gangway Games

The Floor is Lava
Everyone’s childhood favorite is made even more fun with balance and movement challenges. Race to the nearest safety rock and twirl like a ballerina. See? Even more fun than the original.
Age: 5-10
Players: 2-6
Time: 10-20′
Type: Spinner, movement
Publisher: Endless Games

Farm To Market
Part of good nutrition practices is knowing where our food comes from. Farm To Market shows players exactly what it takes for farmers to bring their crops to the table. Read my review here.
Age: 6+
Players: 2-4
Type: spin & move
Time: 30
Publisher: C.R. Gibson

Lunch Box Kids
Get your children’s (& yours!) brain & body moving! Draw a card & roll the die to garner resources or complete an exercise to earn points. Collect nutrient-dense foods or you’re going to feel terrible. And don’t let the dog eat your homework.
Age: 6+
Players: 2-8
Time: 20 short game/45 long game
Type: board, card draw, movement
Publisher: self-published

Chow Crown
So you’re looking for a game to entice your family into trying new foods by attaching them to a crown? Not at all weird, it already exists! Ok, a little weird, but still fun!
Age: 8+
Players: 2+
Time: 20′
Type: movement
Publisher: Hasbro Gaming

PBS Kids has an entire page of free online health & nutrition games, perfect for your 3-8 year old. In addition to Crazy Kitchen, there are quite a few more games featuring your child’s other favorite characters.

Scabs and Guts
Learn about the human body and why it does gross stuff in this amusing game that takes you on a tour of the human body.
Age: 6+
Players: 2-4
Time: 20′
Type: draw & move
Publisher: Outset Media

Mind Your Beeswax
I’d be remiss if I didn’t include at least one game that develops strong emotional health. Players work together to collect enough pieces to create a beehive. Hive pieces include thought-provoking & relevant questions & tasks.
Age: 8+
Players: 3-8
Time: 15-20′
Type: card, communication
Publisher: da Vinci’s Room

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Viral
Why do you feel so sicky icky when you’re sick? Become one of four competing viruses in this game. Infect, mutate, and avoid the white blood cells. This highly-rated game is also adorable & hilarious.
Age: 12+
Players: 2-5
Time: 60-90′
Type: strategy, hand management
Publisher: Arcane Wonders

There you go, some of the best health & nutrition games for kids from pre-k through high school. Let us know your favorite health & nutrition games over in the Gameschooling Group. Have fun & stay healthy.

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