fruit salad

Begin with all the children in a circle. The teacher stands in a circle and, one by one, points to each child in the circle and either asks the child to choose the name of a fruit or assigns one. Each child must pick the name of one unique fruit that no other child has. See below for some ideas of fruit names.

Each round of the game consists of calling out the names of two (or more) fruits. The children who picked those fruits must then switch places with each other. If more than two fruits have been called, each child must find a different seat from the one he or she was occupying before the call. Finally, when “fruit salad” is called, all the children must get up and find a different seat.

Care should be taken that children do not push or collide with each other when switching seats, especially when “fruit salad” is called. The circle should be wide enough to give all the children space to move when their fruit is called.

List of fruits

  • apple
  • orange
  • grapefruit
  • watermelon
  • pear
  • lemon
  • canteloupe
  • crabapple
  • lime
  • mango
  • coconut
  • lychee
  • grape
  • pineapple
  • strawberry
  • raspberry
  • blueberry
  • blackberry
  • mulberry
  • elderberry
  • gooseberry
  • cranberry
  • jackfruit
  • pomelo
  • banana
  • cherry
  • kiwi
  • peach
  • nectarine
  • honeydew
  • plum
  • guava
  • passion fruit
  • clementine
  • durian
  • persimmon


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