Little Hands That Cook with Books: Let's eat a RAINBOW!

March is National Nutrition Month! Here's a great way to teach your child about Nutrition


With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner and rainbows everywhere, here's your teachable moment to talk about Nutrition with your child and how they can eat a rainbow everyday! We've been pinning all sorts of Rainbow Themed Snacks on our Cooking with Kids and Spring Projects to Make & Do Pinterest Boards. Come check them out and Follow Us! 

Rainbow Recipes

One recipe that caught our eye was shared on our AfterSchool Party by Quirky Momma
 Spinach Artichoke Hummus Rainbow and Pot of Gold from Peppers created by JDanial4's Mom

Here is a Fruit Rainbow by Live, Learn, Love Eat
They are having a Eat The Rainbow competition
just for fun to see who can eat the most fruits or veggies in a day.

Live, Learn Love, Eat even made a rainbow from VEGETABLES!

Rainbow Fruit Skewers by Blogs Babble
We have a Fruit Princess Wand lesson too with Little Hands that Cook

Bent on Better Lunches is a part of a Blog Hop about St. Patrick's Day
with many other Bento Box Bloggers
Check out the amount of colors available in fruits and veggies!

Check out the rest of the St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop Starting with Obento Mamma

Reading and Singing about Nutrition

Heres a great program for your kids called Today I Ate A Rainbow. They even have a special song.   

Source Today I Ate a Rainbow
There are Song Videos too on the site! Check it out

Here is my one of my favorite Rainbow Songs from teaching Kindergarten.  It's has nothing to do about physical rainbow colors but everything to do celebrating diversity.  I love that it helps to connect with our Around the World Cooking Lessons

The World is a Rainbow by Greg and Steve (Click on Greg to see him sing)

The world is a rainbow
That's filled with many colors:
Yellow, black, and white, and brown,
You see them all around.

The world is a rainbow
With many kinds of people;
It takes all kinds of people
To make the world go round.

Now you be you
And I'll be me.
That's the way we were meant to be.
But the world is a mixing cup.
Just look what happens when you stir it up!

The world is a rainbow
With many kinds of people;
And when we work together
It's such a sight to see.
The world is beautiful when we live in harmony!

Now you be you
And I'll be me.
That's the way we were meant to be.
But the world is a mixing cup.
Just look what happens when you stir it up!
Books on Rainbows


Rainbow Activities and Resources
Fruit and Veggie Color List  for color of foods
Rainbow Activities from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Rainbow Resources from Squiddo
Let's Talk Nutrition-Activities and Resources
Weather Hop-Resources from MANY bloggers
Ideas for St. Patrick's Day Food from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Rainbow Tot Pack from 1+1+1=1
Make a Rainbow Necklace
Using Cereal or Pasta create a necklace-Build Fine Motor Skills

Make a Fruit and Veggie Color Book 
Using flyers from groceries stores and magazines cut out pictures of fruits and vegetables and place them onto the page that matches the color.  Use the text below cut and glue to each page of the book. 
Make your Own Rainbow List of Fruits and Vegetables
Brainstorm all the different fruits and veggies there are and write them under the color words. 
See how many you can find. 
See you many you can eat in one week.
At the grocery store shop for the rainbow with your child

How Many Ways Can you Make a Rainbow?

Have fun cooking and eating with Rainbows!

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Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum said...

What a great idea eating the rainbow I wonder if J would do it?

maggy, red ted art said...

A great round up of edible rainbows. So fun! We made rainbow cookies last year! Must make them again! ( )

Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty! Great to see you there!

Maggy & Alissa

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

My daugther was very excited to go pick out a rainbow at the market today! They both gobbled it up for lunchtime. I hope it encourages J too.

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

Thanks Maggy for doing the Kids Get Crafty roundup... thought maybe creating a book with the magazine clipping and flyers and sorting by colors is a great activity for all ages. Can't wait to go check out your rainbow cookies !

Robyn... Pen Pals and Picture Books said...

Makes me hungry! All of those pictures were beautiful! great ideas- thanks!

Whitney @ Pen Pals and Picture Books said...

This post is loaded with good stuff! I am going to have the check out the princess fruit wand thing for sure!

Candy Girl said...

I love this post so much! Thanks for linking to me & our blog hop!
I'd love it if you'd add this post to my new Rainbow Connection Link-up!
Rainbow Connection

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Thanks for linking up!

Pink and Green Mama

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