DIY Food Pyramid Model for Kids | How to Make 3D Model of Kids Food Pyramid
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Kid’s school activities are always interesting. They bring out talent and creativity in both parents and children and allow spending quality time with each other.
Recently, we had to work on simple projects on science related topics. It was a science exhibition at KG level of school. The display of model of solar system, food pyramid, water cycle, germination of seeds, digestive/respiratory system in our body, domestic/wild animals, and many more were included in the exhibition.
Today we see a quick demo of how to do a 3d model of food pyramid.
Firstly, build a cardboard model of a square based pyramid.
You will need 5 pieces of cardboard in square shape, gum tape, glue, scissor, white drawing sheets.
How to make a square base cardboard pyramid
Cut an old cardboard box into 5 same sized square pieces.
Retain one of the square pieces and cut the other 4 pieces into triangles. Make sure the base of the triangles does not get altered.
Referring the image below, convert the square pieces numbered 1 to 4 into triangles. Retain the piece numbered 5 as it is. It forms the base of the pyramid.
Join the base of the triangles to the 4 sides of the square using cello/gum tape.
Bring the triangles together and attach all together using cello/gum tape.
This makes the 3-dimensionanl model of a square based pyramid.
Use this pyramid to make food pyramid with details of varieties of food to be included in appropriate proportions in daily diet for kids.
How to make kid’s food pyramid model
Stick plain white paper on all sides of the pyramid. Draw lines and divide the sides into 4 parts.
On a white drawing sheet, draw foods that are to be included in the daily platter of kids. Color and cut the pictures.
Arrange and stick the pictures of the foods on the pyramid in different layers accordingly.
Explaining the food pyramid model
Make your child understand the concept of food pyramid and the benefits of following the daily diet according to it.
Teach the details of the same and kids will be able to recite.
“Food pyramid shows us what we should eat every day. Foods on top of the pyramid are to be eaten less. Foods at the bottom of the pyramid are to be eaten more.
1st food group are to be eaten very less. They include fats, oil and sweets.
2nd food group are to be eaten medium. They include milk, yogurt, cheese, eggs, fish, and chicken. They give us proteins.
3rd food groups are to be eaten more. They include fruits and vegetables. They give us vitamins and minerals.
The last food groups are to be eaten most. They are carbohydrates. They include rice, cereals, bread, and potatoes.
Eat variety of foods in different quantities and stay healthy.”
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