Healthy Food Village

Healthy Food Village

8-10 yrs old


Physical Health & Wellness

Students will apply their knowledge of healthy eating to build a functioning village with farms and crops that promote healthy eating for students.

avatar Submitted By: Adele Warburton

December 27, 2017


  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

Learning Objectives

  • Healthy food village Health and P.E in the New Zealand Curriculum Level 3 A1 Personal growth and development Identify factors that affect personal, physical, social, and emotional growth and develop skills to manage changes.

Guiding Ideas

What makes us healthy? Where does our food come from?  What should we eat?

Students apply knowledge of different food groups such as proteins, carbohydrates and fats. What foods are good for our bodies as we grow? How can we get the balance between everyday foods and occasional foods right?

Student Activities

Students brainstorm healthy foods and categorise them into food groups such as carbohydrates, proteins, sugars etc.

They then think about where our food comes from e.g., a free-range chicken farm provides us with eggs and good lean protein.  In groups, students collaborate and plan  an aspect of a healthy food village.

Students will need to plan their build, e.g., how big will it be?  Students return and share ideas with the whole group and think critically to examine each groups' ideas and make decisions about what to include- giving constructive feedback to each other (Link to 21st century learning skills)

Students then build it in a minecraft world.

Performance Expectations

Students must collaborate and be good digital citizens.

Explain and justify their choices of what they have included in the healthy village

Problem solve and communicate effectively with group members

Self-regulate their learning

Demonstrate the planning process in a manner of their choosing  - paper, signs in Minecraft etc.

Take photographs of the building process


  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

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