L. is always gets interested in whatever her big sister is crazy about. This time fruit and veggies.
Little L.’s attention span is still quite short so the long planting procedure was too much for her. Therefore I decided to make her busy with fruit and veggies in another way.
I found this lovely free printable on food at Life over C’s which is a huge pack of several activites. I chose the one in which the child needs to decide the colour of the fruit and veggies on the card. The original activity recommends using clothes pegs to mark the right answer but L. has difficulties in using it all by herself so I decided to give her decor stones of the same colours as she needed to identify.
She did this activity with me and with our native nanny too. She enjoyed it so much for quite a long time (8-10 minutes per occasion).
After shopping at the market I gave her the real vegetables. She was fascinated to see, touch and even smell them.
The pack contains a memory game set. I used it a little differently. I cut up only the half of the cards and L. needed to recognise and match the fruit and vegetables on the bigger sheet. This activity was a hit too, although she is not like her sister, who could do educational tasks forever.
If your kid is bigger you can select plenty of fun activities (number recognition, puzzles, memory game) within the topic, food on the link above.
Enjoy you fruit and veggies.