EYFS Plant eater

Pupils identify the parts of a plant using a variety of fruit and vegetables, and explore which plant parts are edible.

Vegetables in a box


Early Years


45 minutes

Allocated space

30 pupils per group

Pupils will explore the parts of a plant using a variety of fruit and vegetables, discuss their functions and sort them into groups that show which part of the plant they eat.

Between May and October this workshop can take place outside in our Schools’ Vegetable Garden.  

Add two of our 45 minute activities to build a full day visit.

Learning outcomes

We design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the National Curriculum. All our sessions have a cross-curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group.  

This session offers pupils the opportunity to: 

  • Listen to and follow instructions.

  • Find out about the different parts of the plant including seeds.

  • Discover that plants are a source of food.

  • Sort and classify fruit and vegetables to show which parts of a plant they eat.

  • Talk about their findings.

  • Identify the plants in the work of artist Arcimboldo.

  • Create artworks inspired by Arcimboldo.

Curriculum links

All areas of the EYFS curriculum are supported in a cross-curricular form.

  • Communication and language 
  • Physical development 

  • Personal, social and emotional development 

Specific areas of learning: 

  • Understanding the world 

  • Make observations about plants 

  • Understand about similarities and differences in relation to plants 

  • Expressive arts and design 

Pupils on a Wakehurst school visit

Early Years sessions

Our Early Years Foundation Stage sessions use play, exploration, active learning and celebrating achievement to stimulate their learning and development.