Grandad the Greengrocer Recap
1. What colour were Grandads and Emilys gloves?
2. Which vegetable did Grandad dig up first?
3. What made Emily think that the carrot looked nothing like she had seen in the shops?
4. What did Emilys sister Kate hope she was having for dinner?
5. Which two vegetables were used to make mash at dinner?
Where do our bananas come from?
Our bananas travel hundreds of miles from being grown before we buy them. See if you can put the jumbled up boxes of the life of a banana in the right order.
The customer buys the ripe bananas to eat and enjoy!
Shops receive the packaged bananas to sell to customers.
The bananas are transported from the Caribbean to the UK in ships. Once in the UK the bananas are then taken to a factory.
Bananas are grown in the Caribbean; they take nearly 2 years to grow before they can be cut down.
Match the food picture with its name
Can you help me to match the
pictures of the different fruit and
vegetables with their names?
Draw a line from the picture to
the correct name.
Rainbow of fruit and vegetables
Can you match the different fruits and vegetables to
the correct colour in the rainbow by drawing a line?
Did You Know ..Did You Know ..Did You Know ..Did You Know ..
Carrots used to be purple
until the sixteenth
century. The first
orange carrot originated
in Holland. Over the
centuries a rainbow of
different colours of carrot
have appeared, including
red, purple, black, yellow
Broccoli and cauliflower
Tomatoes are a fruit not a
vegetable as they have
seeds in the middle.
Onions make you cry
something in them that
irritates tear ducts. In
fact, its the same thing
thats produced by
volcanoes when they
The seeds on the
outside of strawberries
are not true seeds.
Grandad has a few interesting facts to tell you
about different fruit and vegetables
What am I?
Purnit Binegareu Krao Reppep Amtoto Kele Topato Cronteesw Nolme Crobcoli
Can you match the jumbled up words to the correct fruit or
Grandad the Greengrocer Word Search
Swede Broccoli Spade Leaves Fork Gloves Carrots Parsnip
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OOOO CCCC RRRR FFFF WWWW SSSS OOOO NNNN PPPP RRRR SSSS AAAA
WWWW KKKK LLLL CCCC AAAA RRRR RRRR OOOO TTTT SSSS DDDD RRRR
EEEE FFFF NNNN VVVV MMMM OOOO TTTT VVVV LLLL GGGG EEEE SSSS
PPPP OOOO TTTT RRRR OOOO AAAA PPPP IIII DDDD SSSS EEEE NNNN
FFFF RRRR OOOO KKKK GGGG FFFF LLLL RRRR NNNN LLLL RRRR IIII
YYYY KKKK CCCC BBBB RRRR OOOO TTTT EEEE UUUU SSSS WWWW PPPP
UUUU RRRR SSSS EEEE CCCC LLLL VVVV GGGG PPPP EEEE OOOO DDDD
PPPP SSSS RRRR CCCC NNNN IIII LLLL EEEE AAAA VVVV EEEE SSSS
LLLL GGGG OOOO RRRR TTTT CCCC OOOO RRRR RRRR OOOO CCCC PPPP
CCCC RRRR UUUU TTTT EEEE AAAA FFFF KKKK OOOO LLLL VVVV EEEE
BBBB MMMM EEEE SSSS PPPP AAAA DDDD EEEE TTTT GGGG IIII BBBB
Can you find some words
taken from the story in the word search?
Why did the tomato blush? Because he saw
the salad dressing!
Why are bananas never lonely? Because they
come in bunches!
Knock Knock Whos there? Lettuce Lettuce Who?
Lettuce in and youll find out!
What vegetable do you need a plumber for? A leek!
What is green and goes to summer camp?
A Brussels Sprout!
Why did the tomato go out with a prune?
Because he couldnt find a date!
What vegetable might you find in the basement?
Where did the vegetables go to have a few drinks? The salad bar!
Here are a few activities you may like to do with the children alongside reading Grandad the Greengrocer.
1. Discuss the different places that you can buy fruit and vegetables such as the supermarket, greengrocers, market, local shop etc.
2. Discuss the different types of fruit and vegetables we can eat such as frozen,
tinned, fresh, juiced and dried. Explain to the children that food goes through different processes before we eat it.
3. Discuss with the children why fruit and vegetables are good for us.
4. Give the children a picture of a fruit or vegetable and ask them to describe it to
the other children in the class without naming their food and see if the other children can guess what they are describing.
5. Talk to the children about growing your own fruit and vegetables, have they ever
grown their own, do they know what an allotment is? Try growing your own watercress or bean sprouts with the children to show how easy it is.
6. Try and name as many fruit and vegetables as you can from A Z.
7. Have a tasting session with different varieties of fruit and vegetables that the
children may not have tasted before.
8. Look at different fruit and vegetables and where they come from. Get the children to locate those countries on a map.