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Help your youngsters make considerations about what they eat. Use this instructional activity as a jumping-off point to discuss dietary guidelines, the food pyramid, and major food groups. This creative instructional activity grabs youngsters by talking about what they eat and about making decisions. Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and discuss the variety, balance, and moderation (or lack of) in what the caterpillar ate. Ask the question, "Why did the caterpillar get a stomach ache?" Then have your youngsters write a letter to the caterpillar about its food choices.