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!!
Ten Health & Nutrition Games
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.
Type: card, hand management
Publisher: Gangway Games
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.
Time: 20 short game/45 long game
Type: board, card draw, movement
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.
Type: card, communication
Publisher: da Vinci’s Room
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.