We all know how hard it can be for kids to try and eat vegetables and fruit, let alone hitting the recommended amount for the day!
With these 3 activities it can help the conversation get started and allows for the kids to play and experiment without it becoming a threatening moment at the table during meal times.
First things first, you are going to want to create some Fruit and Vegetable Story Stones, you can make these from my stone pack (just head to Bunnings and grab the stones and you can make them!)
Once you have made them, here are 3 activities to set up for your kids to play with:
- Simple Matching – match the stone to the cards or print two copies of the cards and you could play memory or snap together!
- Sorting – fruits and vegetables or for the kids to sort into what they like or will try.
- Identifying – where they identify the fruit or vegetable and then feed it to the character.
Do your kids have a favourite fruit and vegetable? The ones that they will ALWAYS eat?
And what about those that they just aren’t sure of or even willing to try?
By using these activities, it allows your kids to play and experiment without the feeling like they have to consume this food right then and there, and they might even be more willing to try next time it’s on offer!
One thing I always suggest when fruit and vegetables are a big tricky, is encouraging your kids to help prepare them, so getting them in the kitchen with you! Always makes them a little more willing to try, because they helped.
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