Our week of Healthy Foods Tot School was one of our favorites last year! This is when we got to use our DIY play food recipe cards and make custom healthy food charts. I can only wonder if that was a turning point, because he is truly a hassle-free kid when it comes to food. I only wish I could eat as healthy as he does!
Anyway, here is a look at our cool set of 9 Healthy Foods Preschool Trays!
- Food Magazine Cutouts
- Play Dough Kabobs
- Smoothie Making
- Market Worksheet
- Make a Sandwich!
- Dry Food Measuring
- Sushi Playset
- Cute Fruit Puzzles
- Draw a Healthy Meal
- One of our area grocery stores mails out a free quarterly magazine full of vibrant pictures (hooray for free resources!)
- I took out several pages that showed a completed recipe and the ingredients to make it
- Just gave him these sheets with a pair of scissors!
- This Playdough Kabobs idea is from No Time for Flash Cards — thank you!
- I gave him balls of play dough and colored plastic stirrers from the grocery store
- I made a sample “kabob” for him so he could make some more!
- An activity from last year, this starts with our set of realistic felt fruit pieces
- I made a sheet with stock images to match the felt pieces and wrote “Pick 3” at the top
- Put this together with an old blender (with its power cord safely removed) and cups for him to make his own three-fruit smoothies!
- Match fruits and vegetables with this cute Chef Solus Goes To The Market worksheet
- That site is full of nutrition-related resources that are all free!
- I had made this set months ago, but swear I had already blogged about it! Regardless, the printed menus and idea is from the Sandwich Shop Math Game from PreKinders – thank you for the fun activity!
- I printed the menus as directed
- Then as she did, I cut the different ingredients out of Colored Foam Sheets – a fun non-computer activity for my bus ride!
- I gave him the stacks of menus and ingredients so he could build sandwiches for all of his stuffed animals!
- Once again, here is our Learning Resources Primary Bucket Balance!
- This time we practiced weighing 1/2 cup amounts of various dry foods – corn, beans, pasta, Cheerios, and peanuts in their shells
- The colored cups are from his set of counting bears and cups (one of our very first homeschool purchases!)
- This is an easy one, just put out the wonderfully cute (and accurate) Melissa & Doug Sushi Slicing Playset along with a real bamboo sushi mat!
- This cute puzzle set is part of the fruit printable by Preschool Printables — thank you!
- I printed and trimmed these last year (otherwise I probably would have him cut them). It is funny to make mixed up fruits!
- Also from the Nourish Interactive website, this Draw Your Healthy Dinner coloring page is just up E’s alley.
- Gave this to him with a bunch of colored pencils (though his final product was entirely green!)
This was a great week! We talked a lot about protein and healthy choices overall. Almost every day my husband makes him a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s made though of his dad’s fresh sourdough bread, goat cheese, and grassfed butter (our favorite to help build strong teeth!) But, he may want a grilled cheese sandwich elsewhere and it would not be quite what he is used to. We also talked about how animals eat (inspired by Wild Kratts, of course). So much to learn and talk about!
Linked up over at the Preschool and Kindergarten Community Linkup hosted by Homeschool Creations, as well as the Laugh & Learn Linkup, A Little Bird Told Me Link Party, Wonderful Wednesday, Kitchen Fun & Crafty Friday and the Learning Kid Link-Up!