March 31, 2009
Edible Activity for Kids
"My Food Rainbow Helps Me Grow!" That's what we told the preschoolers at St. Matthias Preschool as part of Health week. Developed by fellow mom friend who works in the wellness industry, we toted a bunch of colorful fruits and vegatables to show the kids. We spoke about serving sizes being the size of your hand, and how five servings of fruits and veggies per day can help you grow up to be big and strong. Pretty simple message, but the kids loved it!
After we made a large rainbow prototype as a class, we had each child go to their seats to build edible rainbows on placemats colored earlier that week. They chose from grapes, corn, broccoli, oranges, peppers, blueberries and strawberries. The best part was seeing the children eat the fruits of their labor! Now, if we can only get that preschool garden planted!