What do I eat?

Session Outline

Session to take place outside three different animal enclosures and in an outdoor area.

The students will meet at Australian walkabout where they will meet their ranger, the ranger will tell the students what the wallaby eat and that they are herbivores.

The ranger will lead them down to the lemur enclosure to see the ring-tailed lemurs. The ranger will tell the students what the lemurs eat and that they are omnivores.

The ranger will lead the students to the sea lions, where they will explain what they eat and that they are carnivores.

The students will then be seated in a grassy area where they will be put into small groups.

Each group will be given an animal and a “hints” card, they must decide what their animal would like to eat.

There will be a selection of foods (photos and toys), each group must take some of these foods to feed to their animal. At the end, each group will share what animal they have and what they think it eats.


  • To understand different animals eat different things
  • To understand that all animals need food to live.
  • To observe different animals.

Curriculum Links

Health and self-care (EYFS)

  • Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

The world (EYFS) 

  • Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials, and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.