It can be very difficult to get preschoolers to eat their vegetables. That is why so many parents are looking for ways to get their children to eat healthily.
In this post, we will take a look at fun ways to get children to eat healthy food without them even knowing it. Well, they will know it, but they will not fight against it if you can make eating healthy fun!
Keep reading to learn about some great nutrition activities for preschool children. Let’s get started!
Bread and Health
Many people avoid eating bread, but it can be a healthy source of nutrition for children. The fun they are going to have with bread is to find different ways to make it a healthy snack.
You can start by making different types of toasted bread and adding healthy ingredients to make different types of sandwiches. The fun thing about this is that they can easily help prepare the sandwiches of their choice and eat it afterward.
See the following website for a lot of fun ways to make sandwiches.
Make a Home Garden
This is a great way to teach the kids where the vegetables come from and how to use them in food. This could be an outdoor garden during the growing season so that they can keep track of all the stages of the plants.
Alternatively, if you wanted to invest some money in it, you could let your child learn how to make an indoor hydroponic garden. This way, there will always be fresh veggies available that they can harvest to prepare healthy food.
To introduce your child to hydroponic gardening, see the following YouTube video.
Teach the Alphabet With Food
By using the names of food, you can teach your kids the alphabet and provide short, interesting facts about every vegetable or food. This way, the kids will learn from a very young age about the nutritious value of every type of food.
With this, you will have to do some research yourself so that you can teach yourself the main value of each type of food. A good way to go is, for example, to use a carrot for the letter C and then say that it will make you see better.
You can easily google each type of food to learn about their benefits, just see the following website about carrots and eyesight.
Guessing Bag For Vegetables
This is a quick daily activity, but it will make the child feel like a part of the food-making process, and it will pique their interest. You can put the fruits that are going to be used in the food for the day in a bag, and they must guess it.
After you put the vegetables in the bag, the child can put his hand in the bag to feel what type of vegetables are in the bag. You can do this every time you use vegetables in the food, but it can also be done for other types of food and fruits.
Letter Of the Day
This is also a fun way to make the children part of the food-making process – let them choose what to eat for the day. This can be done by providing them with different options of food that start with the same letter as the day of the week.
If it is Monday, they can choose vegetables and fruits to eat for the day, such as mango for fruit and mushroom as a vegetable. This can also be used for other types of food and drinks.
Other Types Of Activities
There are a lot of things to teach your child, for instance, drawing a letter for the type of fruit to go with the cereal. Help them make their own snack board, like a cheese board or fruit and vegetable snack board.
You can even use old magazines and tell them to look for just green or yellow types of fruits and vegetables.
As you can see, the possibilities are endless, and your imagination is the limit to what types of activities you can use. Use the activities mentioned here to get you and your child started on a journey of healthy eating and interesting food facts.