*Letter C > C
is for Cow
*Letter D > D is
Animals > Farm
* Dairy Basket Gift Craft w/Gift & Recipe Cards
* DLTK's Dairy Duo Craft
Holidays & Events
March > Nutrition Month
June > Dairy Month
& Int'l Picnic Day (18th)
July > Cow Appreciation Day (18th) & Nat'l Picnic Month
Nutrition > Dairy Products
Online Puzzles >
C is for Cow
When it comes to activities related to
dairy products it is hard to do any better than the staff at Nutrition
Explorations. These two wonderful activities (links below)
are great and lots of fun. These include all necessary printable
materials (templates) and easy to follow instructions. I've had
wonderful results and feedback from children as young as 3 years old. Make sure to bookmark these
wonderful nutrition and learning resource.
Activity > from Nutrition Explorations: Five
Dairy Cows and their Dairy Treats
This activity contains printable finger puppets, easy
instructions, and a great newsletter to send home.
Activity > from Nutrition Explorations: A
Dairy Treat Day
This activity reviews the activity above and takes the children on a
wonderful day of tasting dairy products with a printable Tasting
Passport. There is a description and instructions to make a
tasting survey activity. No surprise here that ice cream is at
the top of the survey! There is also sheet music and song
This book is a lot of fun and is in the list recommended by Nutrition
Explorations: Ellen Jackson's Brown Cow, Green Grass,
and Yellow Mellow Sun. Hyperion, 1995.
The above activities are recommended for 4 and 5 year olds, but
these are also a lot of fun for younger children, adapt as necessary.
Activities > Printable Crafts
Below are supplementary craft activities. The first is a simple
dairy basket that children under three can put together. The
second option is also a dairy basket with a gift card and recipe
cards that can be used for many gift giving occasions and special
events listed in the activities column.
Craft #1: Option 1-
Dairy Basket Craft - Ages 2+
This is an easy craft for the little ones to remember the
nutritional benefits of dairy products and the older ones will like it
as well. Color version only. All you need for option one
is a piece of paper or card card stock, scissors and glue. Since
this craft is basket you can adapt the activities to a picnic
All the pieces are in one template and it makes a cute
decoration. Cut pieces and assemble - refer to illustration.
Craft #2: Option 2 - Dairy Basket Craft w/Gift &
Recipe cards Ages 2+ with help
In this version the basket is printed twice and serves as an gift
envelope for recipe cards provided and a small gift card to attach to
template #1 (baskets), template
#2 (images for basket and gift card), template
#3 (recipe cards). Cut all templates. The basket and
recipe cards are great scissor cutting practice for older children.
2. Glue basket templates back to back only on the edges leaving
an opening on the top (handle). Recommendation:
Apply glue up to where the handles start.
3. Assemble and glue images in template#2 on one side of the
4. Adult can help write some favorite dairy recipes: smoothies,
shakes, etc. (see the recipes in Nutrition Explorations). Insert
the cards inside the basket.
Child care providers and educators may want to insert newsletter
inside as well.
5. Optional: punch a hole in the handle and small gift
card. Insert a ribbon or decorative string through the hole in
the handle and gift card, make a knot.
Activity > Alphabet Activities
This is a good opportunity to present alphabet letter C
is for Cow lesson plan printable activities.
Alphabet Letter D Practice >
Dairy Duo Craft
This is a great craft features milk and cheese, and it is available in color and black and white
for children as young as two. It is a great way to practice
letter D is for Dairy
Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzles >
Problem solving, computer skills (mouse), and letter recognition
Letter C Cow | Holstein
These are two fun 6-piece online puzzles that can be adapted from 6 to
247 pieces with different shapes the entire family can enjoy.
Revisit and increase the difficulty level as the children grow.
*paper or construction paper
*glue or glue stick
string or ribbon