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Resources for all ages: veggie skills & fruity thrills!

Spotter's Guide     Word puzzles     Colouring Sheets     Origami & more (paper folding and cutting)     Poetical activities     Bonus material  

Welcome to our resource centre, full of great activities for classrooms, rainy days, poetry workshops, and more.

Here you will find puzzles, word searches, colouring-in pages, and other activity sheets themed around the Poetical Institute's Peculiar Powers of Vegetables and Fruits.

Click on the links for free printable PDFs to download and distribute (some assembly required for the spotter's guide, origami sheets, and snowflakes!).

Test your knowledge and general edification after reading The Peculiar Powers of Vegetables and Fruits with our crosswords - or just have a go at one of the other activities because you like fruits and veg so much!

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Spotter's Guide to Fruit & Veg

Click on the link to download a 6-page PDF to assemble into spotter's guides for your class.

Very little assembly is required. These guides can be folded and stapled down the middle.

Make sure you print double-sided (select Print on Both Sides, Flip pages on the short edge):

Screenshot of print instruction

The pages are numbered at the top as a guide - simply print, fold, and staple the folded sheets.

Click the image to download - the resource will open in a new window, just save and print

Fruit & Vegetable Spotter's Guide Spotters Guide to Fruit and Vegetables

 

Word puzzles

Crosswords

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Peculiar Puzzle 1

Poetical Institute Crossword Peculiar Powers

Peculiar Puzzle 2

Crossword Peculiar Powers

    

Crossword solutions

Wordsearches

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Peculiar Search 1

Peculiar Powers of Vegetables and Fruits Activities for teachers

Peculiar Search 2

Hamner Keats Activities for Teachers Wordsearch Pecuilar Powers

  Wordsearch solutions

Word scrambles

Peculiar scramble 1 - Fruits and veggies

Fruit and Veg scrambles activity The Poetical Institute

Peculiar scramble 2 - Super skills

Superpower scrambles activity The Poetical Institute

Colouring sheets

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Tiger with tomato

Tomato Tiger

Kinds of tomato

Tomato Tiger colouring in sheet

Sweet dreams + help the llama find the dragonfruit (two pages)

Dragonfruit DreamsDragonfruit dreams activity

Broccoli bear-hug

Broccoli Bearhug Colouring page

Watermelon werewolf + phases of the moon (two pages)

Watermelon Werewolf colouring activityWatermelon werewolf phases of the moon

Radioactive radish-girl

RadioactiveRadish Colouring in sheet

Mushroom monkey

MushroomMonkey COlouring Sheet


Bonus material IMAGINE YOUR OWN

Origami & snowflakes

Make an orange balloon!

Orange Origami The Poetical Institute(click to download)

Paper-cutting! Great for a winter activity, or to make your summer more tropical

Paper vegetable and fruit snowflakes

Paper cutout snowflakes with fruit and veggiesSnowflakes shaped like vegetables(click to download)

Poetical activities

Lesson plans for veggie fans

Have a go at writing your own fruit- or veggie-inspired poems! Don't worry if they're pecuLIAR!

Try an acrostic, a haiku, a limerick or a clerihew!

Here's a list of some fruit and veg with secret powers we haven't written about... Can you think of any more?  

  • Sweet peppers
  • Garlic
  • Gooseberries
  • Mulberries
  • Strawberries
  • Several other berries
  • Lettuce
  • Rainbow chard
  • Bok Choy
  • Artichoke
  • Chicory
  • Brussels sprouts

Poetry activity sheets

Clerihew

Clerihew ThePoeticalInstitute

Haiku

Poem Lesson Thumbnail HAIKU The Poetical Institute

Limerick

PoemLesson ThePoetical Institute LIMERICK

Acrostic

Acrostic The Poetical Institute Thumb

Bonus materials


Annotated poems from The Poetical Institute's Peculiar Powers of Vegetables and Fruits

Blueberry Vampire
Annotated Blueberry Vampire Sharada Keats JiaJia Hamner
Pumpkin Spelunking

Annotated Pumpkin Spelunking Sharada Keats JiaJia Hamner


And more! A to Z Fruit and Veg POSTER (A4)
What's your fruity or veggie name? (A4)
What's your fruity or veggie star sign? And find your fruity / veggie horoscope! (A4)

The Poetical Institute Hamner Keats

© JiaJia Hamner and Sharada Keats, 2020