Start by carefully cutting out the grocery cart and the food items on the next page. Then line up the foods to create aisles! Can you name each item as you lay them out?
Fill up your cart with your favorite foods! What is it that you enjoy the most from each item?
Can you recognize each of the food items in the picture?
Color in each of the images and talk about which meals you like the most and which ones you like the least!
Who doesn’t love cookies?! This activity builds fine motor skills (cutting out the cookies) and is great for early learners who are working on their counting skills. Each cookie counted correctly and placed in the cookie jar will earn them a food of their choice!
This activity is SO much fun! Grab your preferred stacking cereal – like cheerios, fruit loops, or apple jacks. Count out how many pieces that are required to fill each circle. See if you can stack your cereal tower with that number of cereal pieces. Can you stack each one?!
This activity is nice for counting, problem-solving, and fine motor skills!
Can you recognize each of these fruits and veggies? Sound out their name and spell them on the line next to each food. If you spell them correctly, you’ll get to taste each food! Yum!
This activity is great for learning more fruies and veggies outside of what they may normally be used to. This also helps with spelling and writing skills and encourages them to try more foods!
Do you know the nutritional benefits that you’re getting from different types of food? Let’s learn about it! Cut out the shapes and then separate them into the different categories.
Learning to cut using scissors develops your child’s fine motor skills and coordination. Be patient and encourage them as you help them use scissors!
We’re getting ready for a fun day at the park! What are you going to pack in your picnic basket? Draw your favorite foods in the basket.
This activity helps with fine motor skills as they learn to control their finger grip and movement!
Let’s taste all of the flavors of the rainbow! Start by laying out all of your fruits and veggies in order of the rainbow. Then start tasting! What is your favorite and least favorite?
Coloring is a great fine motor skill and helps with hand strength!
Sandwiches are a great way to get many of the nutrients required to grow big and strong at one time!
This fun activity helps build fine motor skills by cutting out the shapes. Then your kid can get creative with how they want to build their sandwich!
After they create their paper sandwich, it’s time to craft one in real life.
This coloring sheet lets your child use their creativity to build a pizza! Here are a few great activities to use with this pizza coloring sheet :
*Build Their Own Pizza – Let them color in their preferred pizza toppings. Ask them what they love the most like cheese, veggies, pepperoni, etc. Let them think about the colors, tastes, and smells. Afterward, you can make or order the pizza to make their drawing a reality.
*Guided Pizza Build – Start by mentioning a few pizza toppings and have them fill in with the appropriate color. For example, ask them to color in the sauce. What color is the sauce? Ask them to add cheese. What color is the cheese?
*Creative or Dessert Pizza – Let them use their imagination to create a dessert pizza or a colorful pizza! Create something completely un-pizza-like!
Use this sheet to explore meal options and color in what sounds good to them. Having a choice and visualizing a meal helps them get more excited about the food. You can also use this as an activity for recognizing colors in each food item and coloring them in.
Enjoy this sheet as a way for your child to write down and track their favorite recipes! Along with tracking ingredients and instructions, you can also make note of what your child enjoys eating with the meal and what their favorite part about making it is.
For some children, having a daily log about what your child eats can help tremendously. You can notice patterns in mood and types of textures or smells that seem to be the most loved. This journal also encourages your child to think of what they enjoyed about the food.
Let your child draw their favorite meal! Remind them that we need our energy to grow big and strong so there are requirements, like fruits, veggies, and protein. This allows your child to have a choice in what they want to eat!
Cut out the squares of fruit, mix them up, and place them upside down. This fruit matching activity helps your child learn and recognize fruits. With a correct match, they can win a piece of fruit!
Cut out the squares of veggies, mix them up, and place them upside down. This veggie matching activity helps your child learn and recognize veggies. With a correct match, they can win some veggie pieces!
This activity helps with fine motor skills (cutting out fruit and assembling a kabob) and lets your child get accustomed to the texture and smell of fruits! With this activity, you will cut out the shapes on the paper and create a sequence for the kabob. Then, let your child use cookie cutters to make a similar sequence from fruit and assemble a kabob. Creating the kabob will give them a sense of accomplishment and they will feel more excited about trying their creation.