Vegetables Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids


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Vegetable Arts and Crafts

Veggie Paint
Buy a variety of vegetables (just firm ones, nothing squishy) and slice them in various way (horizontally, vertically, diagonally). Cover the table with newspaper. Put assorted colors of tempera paint in Styrofoam meat trays.

Give each child a large sheet of white construction paper and let them print-paint any way they like with the veggies.

Potato Block Printing:
Cut shapes into potato halves (make them raised). Use to block print.

Creative Painting:
Use carrot tops and celery leaves to paint with.

Bean Sprouts:
Grow various bean sprouts in class and let the children eat them when they’re finished growing.

Sprout tops:
Place a NON TREATED white or sweet potato or carrot top into water and see if it will grow into a plant. Carrot will sprout “hair.”

Grow some veggies!
Even though it’s winter, you can grow simple veggies inside. Take a dish pan and put some gravel in the bottom. Fill with soil. The best items to grow are lettuce, radishes and herbs. Green bean seeds will also grow quickly. Keep in a sunny window and keep moist.

Take clip art and create flashcards of fruits and veggies. Color them in and label and laminate.

Make felt shapes of fruits and veggies. Vegetable Pictures
Make vegetable pictures by filling in an outline of a vegetable with dried beans or seeds.


Vegetable Games and Activities

Vegetable Sorting
Buy an assortment of fresh vegetables and let the children sort them by color, size, texture, Etc..

Vegetable Tasting Party
Cut up a variety of vegetables, including some unusual ones the children have probably not tasted before. Allow them to taste which ever ones they want. I provide tooth picks for the older children to pick up their veggies.

Circle Time:
Discuss which vegetables grow underground and which ones grow above ground.

Play Carrot, carrot, corn instead of Duck Duck Goose.

Social Studies:
Discuss what vegetables come to us from other countries. Discuss how veggies are transported to the grocery store.

Veggie Hunt
Hide toy vegetables in sand or in the sensory table and have the children dig them up.

Vegetable Graph Make a graph of what vegetables the kids like and dislike.

Vegetable Book
Use construction paper folded in half for a book. Have the children glue pictures of vegetables in it.

Felt Board Fun
Make fruit and vegetable shapes for the kids to identify.

Food Group Memory Game
Make your own fruit and vegetable flash cards that can also be used as a memory game. Veggie Seed Sort
Have the children sort vegetable seeds out. They can also sort beans or peas.

Field Trip
Take a field trip to the grocery store or farmers market.


Vegetable Recipes and Snacks

Vegetable Soup
This works well in a crock pot, put meat in early (in the morning before kids arrive). Use frozen or fresh chopped vegetables, let kids decide how much of each vegetable goes in the pot. Cook on high for 2-3 hours, serve with crackers.

Raw veggies (served with sour cream or ranch dressing):
Cauliflower, celery, broccoli, carrots, radishes (may be a little spicy for younger children), lettuce, green onions, Etc.


Vegetable Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

(tune: Mary had a little lamb)
We are pumpkins, big and round,
Big and round, big and round.
We are pumpkins, big and round,
Seated on the ground.
(then try the following) We are string beans green and fine…..growing on a vine.
We are onions round and white….we make soup taste right.
We are carrots, orange and long…help us sing the song.
We are cabbage green or red….see our funny head.
We are corn stalks tall and straight…don’t we just taste great!

The Vegetable Song
(Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)
Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.
For my snack and in my lunch,
Veggie sticks are great to munch.
Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.

The Good Food Song
(Tune: “Old MacDonald Had A Farm”)
Vegetables are good for me, EE I EE I O
And so I eat them happily, EE I EE I O
(Children take turns naming vegetables that they like)
With a carrot, carrot here, and a carrot, carrot there
Here a carrot, there a carrot
Everywhere a carrot, carrot.
Vegetables are good for me, EE I EE I O.

See the carrots in the ground
(point hands and arms in a point to form a carrot and point to the ground.
I pull them hard without a sound
(pull them out)
I wash and clean them up and down.
(scrub up and down with your palms of your hands)
I love to eat them all year round.
(Pretend to eat carrots with mouth)

Meet the Veggies
Tomato: I’m round and red And juicy too.
Chop me for a salad,
Or dump me in your stew!

Lettuce: Hey, wait a minute!
If a salad you’re fixin’
I can stand alone.
No need for the mixin’!

Onion: Chop me and slice me
But keep water near.
I sometimes get juicy
And can bring on a tear!

Carrot: Orange is my color;
I stand long and lean.
In the garden you’ll see
Just my bright leaves of green.

Pea: I live in a pod
With so many others.
I think I was born
With one hundred brothers!

Green Bean: Look in the garden;
You’ll see my sign.
Then bring out your basket
When it’s pickin’ time!

Potato: I’ve an eye for perfection
To give you the best.
Baked, mashed or fried-
I’ll pass the test!

Cabbage: My head is quite thick
So people tell me.
I guess that’s the reason
Grocery stores sell me!

Celery: Cut and rinse my stalks,
Then spread on cream cheese.
A refreshing hors d’oeuvre
To make parties a breeze!

Squash: Some call me a game,
A game of good sport,
But I’m really to eat
As a side dish of sorts!

Brussel Sprout: I’m kinda cute
When I’m served on a plate
I’m just a little mouthful.
You can eat six or eight!

Cauliflower: I carry white flowers
To break off and eat.
I’m sometimes served raw,
A nutritious snack treat!

Broccoli: My friends call me trees
Now that’s a funny name.
Though I am a dark green
With stalks just the same.

We’re the veggies You should eat every day! Now don’t make a face. We’re as good as we say!




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