Vegetables Basket Craft: Broccoli, Carrots and Lettuce | Nutrition
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Let's have some fun with three vegetables today: 

Activity: Vegetables: Broccoli, Carrots and Lettuce

Share some facts about theses vegetables.  Show the children  attractive and easy recipes and plan on making one soon!  Facts and images @ Wikipedia for: Broccoli - Carrots - Lettuce

For this presentation it would be great to have the actual vegetables on hand to touch, hold and smell.

Have some cut-up vegetables ready for snack with the children's favorite dressing or just their favorite yogurt.
 
Activity:  Vegetable Basket Craft 
Here is a craft that will help the children remember these vegetables and it can be used as a note holder or just as a cute decoration..

Print the templates of your choice in color or black and white.

The black and white version is more challenging so they can color or paint.

The basket can be printed onto any color of construction paper or card stock, and then the vegetables in black and white.

Cut out images, older children may be able to practice their scissor cutting skills particularly with the basket image.

1. You can choose to cut out the basket to make a nice decoration or simply leave as is and the children can glue the vegetables.

2.  Write the first letter of the vegetable inside the image.

Idea:  Note Holder or Decoration.
After the basket is completed, you can add a piece of magnet sheet to the back to put on the refrigerator, or glue a small piece of card board to the back of the handle to reinforce it, use a punch hole and add a string or ribbon to hang on a wall.  Affix a post-it note pad to the front of the basket.

Alphabet Activities: V is for Vegetables
This a wonderful opportunity to present letter V.

Great Books About Fruits & Vegetables:
Here are some great books to include with any activity about nutrition:  fruits and vegetables -- check them out at your library:


Growing Vegetable Soup
by Lois Ehlert (YouTube Video reading)
Ages 3.5+
Wonderful colorful collage illustrations. Father and child share the simple joys of planting, watering, and watching seeds grow in their garden. Then they cook them all up into a delicious vegetable soup, the recipe for which is included.


Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
Ages:  1-3 (YouTube Video reading)
This colorful alphabet book shows fruits and vegetables juicy and alive.  A great way to get the children interested in eating their veggies and introducing the alphabet.  Available in board book edition for toddlers.  

Remember you need to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables day!

Vegetables Basket Craft
Vegetable Basket Craft - Broccoli, Carrot and Lettuce
Templates
Color
Basket + Vegetables

Black & White
Basket + Vegetables


Alphabet printable activities
V is for Vegetables

Coloring pages

Broccoli



Carrot





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