There are many ways to get kids loving veggies. Many families have their kids help with the prep of dinner and snacks to introduce them to varieties of raw veggies. With the cold and snowy days we’ve been having, we’ve found a few creative kids’ activities using veggies.
Regrow Food Scraps
Other Veggie Themed Ideas
Buy an assortment of fresh vegetables and let the children sort them by color, size, texture, etc..
Vegetable Tasting Party
Cut up a variety of vegetables, including some unusual ones the children have probably not tasted before. Allow them to taste whichever ones they want. I provide toothpicks for the older children to pick up their veggies.
Discuss which vegetables grow underground and which ones grow above ground.
Play Carrot, carrot, corn instead of Duck Duck Goose.
Discuss what vegetables come to us from other countries. Discuss how veggies are transported to the grocery store.
Hide toy vegetables in sand or in the sensory table and have the children dig them up.
Vegetable Graph Make a graph of what vegetables the kids like and dislike.
Use construction paper folded in half for a book. Have the children glue pictures of vegetables in it.
Felt Board Fun
Make fruit and vegetable shapes for the kids to identify.