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Resources for all ages: veggie skills & fruity thrills!

Spotters Guide     Word puzzles     Colouring Sheets     Origami     Poetical Activities (more coming soon)         Recipes (coming soon)

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 and the origami sheets).

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 spotters 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   Peculiar Puzzle 2 
Poetical Institute Crossword Peculiar Powers Crossword Peculiar Powers
    

Crossword solutions

Wordsearches

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Peculiar Search 1   Peculiar Search 2 
Peculiar Powers of Vegetables and Fruits Activities for teachers Hamner Keats Activities for Teachers Wordsearch Pecuilar Powers

  Wordsearch solutions

Word scrambles

Fruits and veg Super skills
Fruit and Veg scrambles activity The Poetical Institute Superpower scrambles activity The Poetical Institute

Fill in the blanks

FILL IN THE BLANK SHEETS COMING SOON

Colouring sheets

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Tomato Tiger 1 Tomato Tiger  2
Tomato Tiger Tomato Tiger colouring in sheet
Dragonfruit dreams - 2 pp Broccoli Bearhug
Dragonfruit Dreams Broccoli Bearhug Colouring page
Watermelon Werewolf - 2 pp Radioactive Radish
Watermelon Werewolf colouring activity RadioactiveRadish Colouring in sheet

Bonus material IMAGINE YOUR OWN

Origami

Click to download an origami activity sheet for an orange balloon!

Orange Origami The Poetical Institute

Poetical activities

Lesson plans for veggie fans

Have a go at writing your own Fruit-and-Veg 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... Maybe you can think of some more!

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

Poetry activity sheets

Clerihew Haiku
Clerihew ThePoeticalInstitute Poem Lesson Thumbnail HAIKU The Poetical Institute
Limerick Acrostic
PoemLesson ThePoetical Institute LIMERICK Acrostic The Poetical Institute Thumb

Bonus material 


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

Blueberry Vampire Pumpkin Spelunking
Annotated Blueberry Vampire Sharada Keats JiaJia Hamner Annotated Pumpkin Spelunking Sharada Keats JiaJia Hamner

Bonus material A to Z Fruit and Veg POSTER (A4)

The Poetical Institute Hamner Keats

© JiaJia Hamner and Sharada Keats, 2019