This week’s theme is berries. Our “Growing Minds Day by Day” educational resource lists are designed for families and educators to use during the COVID-19 quarantine and beyond.
Seven-year-old Alicia and her parents are enjoying the annual festival celebrating Mexico’s independence. There are mariachis strolling across the festival grounds, folkloric dancers twirling in their colorful costumes and brightly colored booths lining the plaza. But the hot day has fruit juice: there’s watermelon, strawberry, mango and even papaya. The watermelon juice is so delicious
Children learn about vegetables and fruits through children’s literature and taste tests.
- Taste and Tales- Preschool (quick view as .pdf)
Good food doesn’t begin on a store shelf with a box. It comes from a garden bursting with life, color, sounds, smells, sunshine, moisture, birds, and bees! Kids will find a variety of fruits and vegetables, and a tasty, kid-friendly recipe for each one to start a lifetime of good eating. A food for thought
Children gain knowledge and interest in new fruits and vegetables through making an alphabet boarder for the classroom. Students learn to identify new fruits and vegetables. Students work together to complete a class project.
- Fruit and Veggie Alphabet Boarder – Preschool (quick view as .pdf)
Students learn to identify new fruits and vegetables. Students associate vegetables and fruits with a positive experience making a fun art project.
- Colorful Plate – Preschool (quick view as .pdf)