Let's have some fun with three vegetables
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
Print the templates of your choice in color or black and
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
Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert Ages 3.5+ (YouTube
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.
the Alphabet by Lois
Ages: 1-3 (YouTube
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!