Building with Fruits & Veggies

May 28, 2021


When is it ok to play with your food? When you're building creativity and good eating habits at the same time. 

Emerson Johnson explores the creative possibilities of different healthy fruits and vegetables in your refrigerator.

Materials | Supplies

  • Fresh fruits & Vegetables
    • tomatoes
    • celery
    • apple slices
    • grapes
    • broccoli
    • green beans
    • or whatever's in the frig! 
  • toothpicks
  • skewers
  • popsicle sticks
  • plate, tray, bowl, baking sheet

Concepts Explored

  • nutrition
  • problem solving
  • materials
  • creativity

Discovery Starters

What do you notice about the fruits and vegetables?

How are they alike and different?

Why are some better for building than others? 

Do the shapes of the fruits and vegetables help you decide what to build?

Explore Further

If you do this activity again, will you build the same thing? Why or why not? 

How do the fruits and vegetables inspire your creativity? 

Look closely at your fruits and vegetables. Do they remind you of other things?