Designing a 5 a Day Cricket Poster
Activity Why stop at 5-a-day when you can hit for 6?!
Curriculum Area DT & CPSHE
NC Objectives DT: 1a), 1b), 1d), 2a, 2d, 2e), 2f) & 3a) CPSHE: 3a).

Main learning objective

To understand the benefits of eating fruit and vegetables every day.


Lesson plan and supporting resources

Introduction 10 minutes
  • Discuss the importance of eating five fruit or vegetables a day and as class discuss ideas for a slogan to head a healthy eating poster. Provide the example ‘Why stop at five a day when you can hit for six?!” and discuss how this could specifically relate to cricket.
  • Use ‘A – Z of fruits and vegetables’ in the Supporting Material section for ideas of fruits and vegetables.
  • As a class list some ideas for how the poster could take a cricket focus at the same time as encouraging healthy eating, eg, bat shaped as a cucumber, ball as an apple, fruit shaped characters, etc.


Main Activity 40 Minutes
  • The pupils the task of designing and creating a poster to encourage children to eat 5-a-day with a cricket focus. Use the ‘5 a day poster’ worksheet in the Activity section.
Plenary 10 Minutes
  • Move around the class and allow the pupils to share their posters with the rest of the class and briefly explain what they have designed.