Guess My Food
(Reposted from Figurski Wiki February 4, 2011)
(The children chose their own pseudonyms to protect the infamous.)
In English, my 3rd graders learned to write paragraphs. They
learned that when they use good, descriptive words, it makes their writing come alive. Their words jump off the page. They want their audiences to be able to see their words … like a movie. They want their readers to be able to make vivid pictures in their minds. It’s more fun reading that way.
They tried this skill out with some riddles about a “Surprise Food.” They chose any food they wanted. Then they described the food using adjectives. They wrote what it looked like, what it smelled like, and what it tasted like. They told how it was cooked or where it grew. They provided as much description as they wanted, but their goal was to make me think.
They did a good job, and I was even stumped on a few. Go ahead and try it. See if you can figure out the riddles.
(NO answers provided. You are on your own.)
It is long and thin. It can be yellow or white. People like it with meat. It is smooth. When you make it, you start with hot water in a pot. It can be a foot long. It is yummy. What am I? by Silver
This food is brown and sometimes you eat it with pasta and chicken. Most children don’t like it. I found it in the grass this summer and it’s poisonous sometimes. by Penguin
The food is white. It smells good. It’s soft. You can make it with sugar and milk. It tastes good. by Gold
It’s light green. It’s very crunchy. You can dip it in sauce. You can put peanut butter on it and raisins, too. It can be put in salads. It can be soft and mushy. It can be fresh and with salt. It’s a very healthy and yummy treat. by Stingray
This food lives under the sea when it’s alive. Like an octopus, it has suction cups. It also is a character in Sponge Bob. It can be any color. by Shark
This food is sweet. Nobody is allowed to eat it until after lunch or dinner. The color of it is brown. It may have peanut or almonds in it. It is a kind of candy. Kit Kat and Twix are made out of it. It starts with the letter C. by Tiger
It’s green outside. It’s greenish-whitish on the inside. It’s crunchy! It has white seeds in it. If you don’t like the skin, you can always peel it. by Rabbit
This food can be sold in a truck. Children love it. It comes in different flavors. Eat this food quickly, but not too fast. You might get a brain-freeze. This food melts. by Violet
This food tastes good. It looks green. It looks like an oval. When you bite it, it tastes juicy. It can be small. by Lion
The food I’m thinking about is orange. If you squeeze it, you will get juice. It is round and small. You have to peel the skin. What is my food. by Coyote
For dessert I ate a very good food. My food tasted sweet. It felt cold and smooth. It smelled like chocolate. My food was very yummy. by Cheetah
It’s usually pink or blue. It’s soft and it’s on a cone. It’s pretty big, but not large. If it gets wet, it will not taste as good. It’s yummy. Yummy! by Dolphin
It’s from a tree. Its color is brown. Its shape is an oval. You can find it in Hawaii. by Wolf
It is brown and looks like a sphere. It feels squishy. You can put ketchup on it. It is made out of meat. What is it? by Monkey
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