- Involve your child in the cooking process
- Look up recipes together
- Make a list of ingredients for the store
- Encourage your child to help you find items at the store from your list
- Make a game or book about the food groups
- Create hands on experiences with cooking
- Find out where the recipe comes from with your child on a map
- Garden with your child
- Read books about Cooking and Food
- Follow our Little Hands that Cook with Books Series
Resources for Teaching Children About Food & Nutrition
Let's Eat a Rainbow Ideas from Little Hands that Cook with Books
Teach Children About Labels & Portions
Around the World in 12 Dishes
Kids in the Garden
BONUS TIP: Follow our School Lunches Pinterest Board
Using books to connect to cooking is such a great way to make it a fun experience and encourage children to try new things. With all of our Little Hands that Cook with Books Lesson we incorperate a book into each lesson that relates to the them. Here's a fun book called Ditto the Butterfly from Meme Tales, Ditto learns the importance of eating different foods. In the story, Ditto learns to eat from different flowers, even though she only wants the buttercups. It's a story that teaches children the importance of eating a good diet and trying new foods.
Ditto the Butterfly is a part of MemeTales Summer Readathon
Week 3 Character Building
Good Habits to Have
StickFiggy and the Piggy Monkey
Thank you, MeMetales, for giving us the opportunity to participate in such a great cause! For more information about Readathon 2012, please click here. #readforgood. MeMetales is donating one meal through the Food for Good program for EVERY person who registers. I hope you will consider joining us!
Disclosure - We will be given free books in compensation for Readathon blog posts, but all opinions about Memetales are solely ours.